Bug 60004 - Issues installing on new disk.
Issues installing on new disk.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Alexandre Petit-Bianco
Beth Uptagrafft
: 60419 61328 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-02-18 16:02 EST by Alexandre Petit-Bianco
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-04 14:53:55 EST
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Description Alexandre Petit-Bianco 2002-02-18 16:02:46 EST
Description of Problem:

When installing on a new disk, the partition table isn't re-read properly,
making the installer abort at the time of creating filesystems.

An instance of the  python disk object seems to be kept live too long and
as a side effect, parted refuses re-read the partition table (parted
sees the device fd still open.)

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How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing on a brand new disk or a disk whose partition table has
   been ereased (dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<device> bs=512 count=<enough>)
2. Go through the installation steps
3. The installer will abort trying to format the first partition of the new

Actual Results:

Red Hat Linux isn't installed.

Expected Results:

Parition table should be re-read correctly, allowing the creation of 
filesystems on the partitions.

Additional Information:

This has been effectively traced with gdb to a device fd still marked used by
parted, because an instance of a Python object sharing it is still alive.

We don't know yet how this instance is still kept alive.
Comment 1 Alexandre Petit-Bianco 2002-03-04 14:53:50 EST
*** Bug 60419 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Phil Copeland 2002-04-25 03:02:49 EDT
parted problem (fd left open)
Fixed for final


Comment 3 Beth Uptagrafft 2002-04-25 13:23:59 EDT
*** Bug 61328 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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