Bug 589551 - anaconda crashes during upgrade when swapfile is used instead of swap partition
Summary: anaconda crashes during upgrade when swapfile is used instead of swap partition
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 12
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2010-05-06 12:37 UTC by Piotr Wawrzyniak
Modified: 2010-05-10 11:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-10 11:30:24 UTC
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Description Piotr Wawrzyniak 2010-05-06 12:37:39 UTC
Description of problem:
Anaconda installer crashes during upgrade from Fedora11 when swapfile is used.

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How reproducible:
Try to upgrade from fedora 11 to fedora 12 with swapfile instead of swap partition.

Additional info:
A few days ago I was informed by system tools that upgrade from fedora 11 to fedora 12 is possible. I agreed to proceed. The upgrade procedure downloaded all packages, and restarted the system. During restart Anaconda was run, but crashed at the very first screen. In the debug screen I found the information about attempt of formating swap (or something similar). I am using swapfile in my system, so I commented the swapfile in fstab, restarted the system and upgrade process went on smoothly and without additional problems. I think it might be a problem for some users, therefore I decided to submit possible bug report.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-05-06 13:51:06 UTC
Please attach the complete traceback you are seeing to this bug report.

Comment 2 Piotr Wawrzyniak 2010-05-06 14:01:10 UTC
It is difficult, if possible at all. I tried upgrade and it crashed, then restarted upgrade, and it happen again. I red traceback in the other screen, seen the info about swap problems, commented the swap entry in fstab 

/var/swapfile           swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

and restarted upgrade again. It went on without any problems and now I have Fedora 12 already. I might have saved traceback somewhere (there is buttion afair in anaconda), but no idea where to find and look for it.

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2010-05-10 11:30:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> It is difficult, if possible at all. I tried upgrade and it crashed, then
> restarted upgrade, and it happen again. I red traceback in the other screen,
> seen the info about swap problems, commented the swap entry in fstab 
> 
> /var/swapfile           swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
> 
> and restarted upgrade again. It went on without any problems and now I have
> Fedora 12 already. I might have saved traceback somewhere (there is buttion
> afair in anaconda), but no idea where to find and look for it.    

Ok, closing this as insufficient info for now then. When you decide to upgrade to F-13, if anaconda crashes again, please choose to save the backtrace when asked
and then choose submit to bugzilla, that way we will automatically get all needed logs.

Thanks,

Hans


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