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Bug 585103 - DeviceError: ('cannot replace active format', 'sda1')
Summary: DeviceError: ('cannot replace active format', 'sda1')
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 563526
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Whiteboard: anaconda_trace_hash:8daf23e4418e9ca2a...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-23 06:44 UTC by william.hoffmann
Modified: 2010-04-23 13:33 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-04-23 13:33:35 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Attached traceback automatically from anaconda. (143.14 KB, text/plain)
2010-04-23 06:44 UTC, william.hoffmann
no flags Details

Description william.hoffmann 2010-04-23 06:44:39 UTC
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 697, in _setFormat
    raise DeviceError("cannot replace active format", self.name)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 1171, in _setFormat
    StorageDevice._setFormat(self, format)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 705, in <lambda>
    lambda d,f: d._setFormat(f),
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/deviceaction.py", line 307, in __init__
    self.device.format = None
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 782, in destroyDevice
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/partitioning.py", line 370, in clearPartitions
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/partitioning.py", line 184, in doAutoPartition
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 205, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 126, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1396, in setScreen
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1309, in nextClicked
    self.setScreen ()
DeviceError: ('cannot replace active format', 'sda1')

Comment 1 william.hoffmann 2010-04-23 06:44:43 UTC
Created attachment 408509 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.

Comment 3 william.hoffmann 2010-04-23 08:02:17 UTC
I wanted to install RHEL6 beta, on a machine with an already partitioned hardrive. I've choosen to create a new partitioning layout, with encrypted vg then I got the anaconda message. After deletion of the partition table (dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=2) the installation went well.

Comment 4 RHEL Program Management 2010-04-23 08:03:21 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2010-04-23 13:33:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 563526 ***

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