Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57491
install hangs, bug-is-probable popup window, while formatting swap area
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
In a custom install of 7.0, after / has formatted, after /home has formatted, <swap> cannot finish formatting
a window pops up that suggests that a bug is probable and shows code start ing with "Traceback(inner most last):"
Error message includes:
lsys.py, return_isys.devSpaceFree(fsystem) SystemError: (2,'No such File or directory')
Note: the 6GB hard drive is removable. I chose toformat it as hda1 (/), hda2 (<swap>) and hda3 (/home).
Version 5 Red Hat was on this drive, but I did not choose upgrade; I chose custom install.
There is a 4GB drive in the other bay. It has Win98 installed. I chose to mount it as /win (hdc).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Install using 'boot.img' on a floppy (drive-a)
1.Work through standard, custom install, using disk utility to assign '/' to hda1, <swap> to hda2, '/home' to hda3 and '/win' to hdc, the
second hard drive (also removable).
2. Select '/' and '/home' to format
3. Select INSTALL (finish)
4. watch as messages cycle through "formatting /", "formatting /home" and finally "formatting swap"
Actual Results: installation is interrupted with a popup window, stating that there is probably a bub and showing script text (attached).
Closing this box closes the system and reboots. If the boot.img disk is removed, LILO boots until these messages show: "unable to
opoen initial console" and then "Kernal panic: no init found. Try passing init= to kernal. However, with the exception of cntl-alt-del, there
does not appear to be any stdin from the keyboard.
early in the LIL:O boot, these messages appear: "Ram Disk compressed image found at block 0" and "EXT2-fs warning: checktime
reached, running e2fsck recommended"
Expected Results: Linux should hav been installed on hda (disk 1).
Pentium 586, 166-mHz, 48mB RAM, Netgear card, Diamond Speedstar 24 w/ 1mB (old).
Two removable and swapopable hard drives, one with Linux RHv5 (was working, I expect it is dead now) the other disk drive has Win98
Here is the full text of the message that appeared in the popup window:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1480, in doInstall
if self.method.systemMounted (self.fstab, self.instPath, self.hdList.selected()):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 46, in systemMounted
self.loopbackFile = mntPoint + fstab.filesystemSpace(mntPoint) + \
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 258, in filesystemSpace
space.append((mntpoint, isys.fsSpaceAvailable(topMount + '/' + mntpoint)))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 16, in fsSpaceAvailable
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
Local variables in innermost frame:
Created attachment 40547 [details]
traceback (bug tracing script text) presented in a popup window
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18032 ***