Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55662
anaconda produces 'traceback' error
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
anaconda produces 'traceback' error when copying files to disk
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Partition disk
2. Enter network and package info
3. Disk is formatted and the error subsequently occurs
Actual Results: Get an error message, which I saved to a floppy as instructed.
Expected Results: System files should have been copied to the disk, and I
should have been able to get something done today
Trying to install RH7.1 on Toshiba 2805-S603 laptop, 30 GB HD, 256 MB RAM,
Windows 98 already installed. Have used fips to shrink Windows partition
and fdisk to add add root and swap partitions. After formatting the disk,
and while copying system files to it (I think), anaconda spits out the
following error and quits. Help.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
rc = apply (step(), args)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 551, in __call__
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1782, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 632, in
isys.umount(mntPoint, removeDir = 0)
line 134, in umount
raise ValueError, "isys.umount() can only umount by mount point"
ValueError: isys.umount() can only umount by mount point
Created attachment 36321 [details]
error anaconda produces while copying system files to disk
Can you try the install again, but this time don't set a mount point for any DOS
partitions. After the install, you can set mount points for them in the
/etc/fstab file. Does this help?
As advised, I deleted the mount point for the DOS partition, and this did
eliminate the error I reported earlier. But now I get a new error:
"An error occured (sic) transferring the install image to your HD. Your are
probably out of disk space."
No, I'm not out of disk space. I have half of a 30 GB HD set aside for RH
Linux: 256 MB for a swap partition and the remainder for my root partition.
Any other suggestions?
When the error message appears, press <Ctrl><F2>. Then type "mknod hda". Then
type "fdisk -l hda". Can you attach the output of that to the bug report? I'm
curious to know how big the partitions that you made were.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
Problem resolved. I was able to install RH 7.2 without problems after running
defrag and fips again. When run the second time, fips exited immediately after
simply reporting that I had no more disk space available. I would guess that my
disk had not been completely defragmented when I ran fips the first time. There
may have been some disk activity that I was unaware of between the time that I
defragged and the time that I ran fips (first time).
Thank you for following up.