Bug 594789 - Install to a system with encrypted partition blows up
Summary: Install to a system with encrypted partition blows up
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 593487
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-21 15:58 UTC by Bill Burns
Modified: 2010-05-24 17:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-24 17:44:14 UTC
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Description Bill Burns 2010-05-21 15:58:44 UTC
Description of problem:
Tried to install RHEL 6 onto a laptop that had an encrypted
root. Selected custom for disk and when it pops up
to prompt for the encryption key, the install crashed after
entering the key. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
DVD install from:

How reproducible:
Happened twice, workd around by booting live CD and dd'ing
zeros to the encrypted partition.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install to a system with an encrypted partition
Actual results:
install will traceback and crash.

Expected results:
should not fail

Additional info:

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2010-05-21 19:52:28 UTC
Please attach the complete traceback to this bug report.

Comment 4 Bill Burns 2010-05-21 20:04:22 UTC
Cannot, it was on a graphic console, my laptop screen, no way to capture it. And it was newline challenged, a real mess. It is easily reproducible.

Comment 5 Bill Burns 2010-05-21 20:07:00 UTC
I should note it was on a t60 and was an x86_64 install.

Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2010-05-21 20:59:21 UTC
You can't take a picture and attach that?  Or switch to tty2 and grab /tmp/anaconda-tb-*?  What's easily reproducible for you is not necessarily easily reproducible for anyone else, as we don't have your exact hardware and preexisting partitioning configuration available.

Comment 7 Bill Burns 2010-05-24 02:12:43 UTC
Well it's my laptop and I need it. If you have tried it and it works, let me know and I will see what I can do.

Comment 8 Bill Burns 2010-05-24 17:44:14 UTC
closing as a dup...

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 593487 ***

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