Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60292
Cannot install to a repartioned HD with 2.5 meg in 2nd partitions not sufficient space to
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
After partioning, cannot install to second partion to create a dual boot PC.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.used FIPS to repartion 16 gig HD into two partitions: 13868 and 2251.
2.After partioning hard drive, ran install. Message: There is not sufficient
space... You will need to manually partion...
3. Selected disk druid, selected hdb(2.25 meg) and EDIT.
4.Selected mount point as \ (root). Message was allocation was successful.
5. Selected next and recieved the following error message.
6. Selected OK and Anaconda killed install and started reboot.
Actual Results: Install crashes, Anaconda kills install and starts to repart
Expected Results: After
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 336, in run
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
ret = apply(self.func, a)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in
self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in
new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
line 133, in getScreen
avail = apply(isys.spaceAvailable, self.todo.fstab.getRootDevice())
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 10, in spaceAvailable
mount(device, "/mnt/space", fstype = fsystem)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 99, in mount
rc = _isys.mount(fstype, device, location, readOnly)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
Created attachment 46540 [details]
Tace dump from anaconda
A install updates disk is available from
To use it, dd this disk to a floppy, boot a standard boot disk into the install
by typing "linux updates" at the syslinux boot prompt.The install process
will ask you to insert the updates disk when it's needed. Please let us know if
this fixes this problem.
Dupe of 18032, but I won't make the poor reporter deal with another mail about it.
I tried the upgrade and the problem persists. Attached is a copy of the
anaconda dump. How much space is needed for the Linux partition. Would
automatic partioning work if I increased the second partition to 4.0 gig.
Created attachment 46921 [details]
Please see http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2000-084.html for the
complete instructions on using update boot disk which should fix this problem