Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60004
Issues installing on new disk.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:27 EDT
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.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Red Hat Linux isn't installed.
Parition table should be re-read correctly, allowing the creation of
filesystems on the partitions.
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.
*** Bug 60419 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
parted problem (fd left open)
Fixed for final
*** Bug 61328 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***