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Bug 62283 - install dies at end during grub install
install dies at end during grub install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-03-28 22:00 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-01-17 12:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:39 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-28 22:00:35 EST
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Description of problem:
Performing an NFS install this time since the CD install died at the same place
with the same errors. Thought this would fix it, but no luck. After the entire
install completed (quite some time), it died in an unrecoverable way (uncool)
and didn't even allow me to create a boot disk.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. choose NFS install
2. choose grub boot loader
3. wait 1 hr for install to complete
4. anaconda crashes during grub install. see log at url provided.

Additional info:

I disabled the grub install for a test run and it completed an allowed me to
create a boot disk. the boot disk, though, turned out to be useless in that it
did not boot the system. grub failed with an error 15 I think. the system
contains two scsi disks (aic7xxx) and a ide drive (/dev/hdc). I'm installing
onto the ide disk and asking grub to place the boot loader in the MBR.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-03-29 00:15:59 EST
I am also seeing this bug in a text based custom install on a VMWare virtual
machine (virtual SCSI disk).  The very similar stack dump I get is:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 627, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 427, in run
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 144, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 209, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 875, in writeBootloader
    justConfigFile, intf)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 729, in write
    justConfig | (not self.useGrubVal))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 575, in writeGrub
    root = instRoot)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 61, in execWithRedirect
    raise RuntimeError, command + " can not be run"
RuntimeError: /sbin/grub-install can not be run

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-01 12:11:45 EST
This means there was a package error during the install, most likely because of
a corrupted package.  Have you checked the md5sum of the install files you
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-25 17:22:55 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-23 12:55:45 EDT
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional comments to add
to this bug.
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:39 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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