Bug 63452 - can't partition hard disk
Summary: can't partition hard disk
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
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Reported: 2002-04-14 04:51 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-14 04:51:05 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-04-14 04:51:00 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; MSN 2.5; Windows 98; DIGIPLUS)

Description of problem:
the install program could not patition my hard disk.  I tried using disk druid, 
fdisk and automatic installer

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert disk in cd drive and run setup using gui

Actual Results:  installer ran fine until trying to patitition the HD, and gave 
error message and bug report to send to bugzilla

Expected Results:  the automatic partitioner should have partitioned my HD

Additional info:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 620, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 350, in run
    self.icw.run (self.runres, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 778, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2608, in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 399, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 143, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 208, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/bootloader.py", line 716, in bootloaderSetupChoices
    choices = fsset.bootloaderChoices(diskSet)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 720, in bootloaderChoices
    bootDev = mntDict['/']
KeyError: /

Local variables in innermost frame:
diskSet: <partitioning.DiskSet instance at 84c6318>
mntDict: {'/dev/pts': <fsset.Device instance at 851f7b8>, '/proc': 
<fsset.Device instance at 84de030>}
self: <fsset.FileSystemSet instance at 8470c90>
entry: <fsset.FileSystemSetEntry instance at 8538070>

Dispatcher instance, containing members:
skipSteps: {'reconfigwelcome': 1, 'addswap': 1, 'indivpackage': 
1, 'upgrademigratefs': 1, 'findpackages': 1, 'reconfigkeyboard': 
1, 'makebootdisk': 1, 'authentication': 1, 'upgrademount': 1, 'partition': 
1, 'confirmupgrade': 1, 'fdisk': 1, 'upgradeswapsuggestion': 
1, 'upgrademigfind': 1, 'findinstall': 1, 'findrootparts': 
1, 'reconfigcomplete': 1, 'upgradecontinue': 1}
dir: 1
id: InstallData instance, containing members:
  configFileData: {'Splashscreen': pixmaps/first.png, 'WelcomeScreen': 
pixmaps/splash.png, 'TitleBar': pixmaps/anaconda_header.png, 'Title': Red Hat 
Linux Beta}
  upgradeSwapInfo: None
  langSupport: Language instance, containing members:
    langList: None
    allSupportedLangs: None
    supported: []
    langNicks: None
    default: None
    langInfoByName: {'Spanish (Colombia)': ('es_CO', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Spanish (Argentina)': ('es_AR', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Italian 
(Italy)': ('it_IT@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (Lebanon)': 
('ar_LB', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Spanish (Guatemala)': 
('es_GT', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Malay (Malaysia)': ('ms_MY', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Arabic (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)': ('ar_LY', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-
16'), 'Arabic (Oman)': ('ar_OM', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Arabic (Iraq)': 
('ar_IQ', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Arabic (Kuwait)': 
('ar_KW', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'English (South Africa)': 
('en_ZA', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'French (Switzerland)': 
('fr_CH', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (Bahrein)': 
('ar_BH', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Croatian': ('hr_HR', 'iso02', 'lat2-
sun16'), 'French (France)': ('fr_FR@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Greenlandic 
(Greenland)': ('kl_GL', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Korean (Republic of Korea)': 
('ko_KR.eucKR', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Ukrainian': ('uk_UA', 'koi8-u', 'cyr-
sun16'), 'Spanish (Mexico)': ('es_MX', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Greek': 
('el_GR', 'iso07', 'iso07.16'), 'Spanish (El Salvador)': 
('es_SV', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (Peru)': ('es_PE', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Spanish (Honduras)': ('es_HN', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish 
(Costa Rica)': ('es_CR', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'English (Denmark)': 
('en_DK', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Dutch (Netherlands)': 
('nl_NL@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Serbian (Yugoslavia)': 
('sr_YU@cyrillic', 'iso05', 'cyr-sun16'), 'Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegowina)': 
('bs_BA', 'iso02', 'lat2-sun16'), 'Russian (Ukraine)': ('ru_UA', 'koi8-u', 'cyr-
sun16'), 'Portuguese (Portugal)': ('pt_PT@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Afrikaans (South Africa)': ('af_ZA', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Norwegian': ('no_NO', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (Morocco)': 
('ar_MA', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'English (Philippines)': 
('en_PH', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (Algeria)': 
('ar_DZ', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Indonesian': ('id_ID', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Danish': ('da_DK', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Chinese (Taiwan R.O.C.)': 
('zh_TW.Big5', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Faroese (Faroe Islands)': 
('fo_FO', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Galician (Spain)': 
('gl_ES@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'English (New Zealand)': 
('en_NZ', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (Bolivia)': ('es_BO', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Cornish (Britain)': ('kw_GB', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (United 
Arab Emirates)': ('ar_AE', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Spanish (Nicaragua)': 
('es_NI', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'German (Austria)': 
('de_AT@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Romanian': ('ro_RO', 'iso02', 'lat2-
sun16'), 'Spanish (Paraguay)': ('es_PY', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Hebrew 
(Israel)': ('he_IL', 'iso08', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'German (Luxemburg)': 
('de_LU@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (USA)': 
('es_US', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Portuguese (Brasil)': 
('pt_BR', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (Equador)': ('es_EC', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Polish': ('pl_PL', 'iso02', 'lat2-sun16'), 'Slovak': 
('sk_SK', 'iso02', 'lat2-sun16'), 'Macedonian': ('mk_MK', 'iso05', 'cyr-
sun16'), 'Spanish (Spain)': ('es_ES@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish 
(Chile)': ('es_CL', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (Syrian Arab Republic)': 
('ar_SY', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Czech': ('cs_CZ', 'iso02', 'lat2-
sun16'), 'Irish': ('ga_IE@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Arabic (Jordan)': 
('ar_JO', 'iso06', 'LatArCyrHeb-16'), 'Italian (Switzerland)': 
('it_CH', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'German (Belgium)': 
('de_BE@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Albanian': ('sq_AL', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Occitan (France)': ('oc_FR', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Finnish': 
('fi_FI@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Swedish (Sweden)': 
('sv_SE', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'English (Singapore)': 
('en_SG', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Dutch (Belgium)': 
('nl_BE@euro', 'iso15', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (Panama)': 
('es_PA', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Spanish (Venezuela)': 
('es_VE', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'English (Great Britain)': 
('en_GB', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Russian': ('ru_RU.koi8r', 'koi8-u', 'cyr-
sun16'), 'Norwegian, Nynorsk (Norway)': ('nn_NO', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'English (Zimbabwe)': ('en_ZW', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'English 
(USA)': ('en_US', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Tagalog (Philipines)': 
('tl_PH', 'iso01', 'lat0-sun16'), 'Breton (France)': ('br_FR', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Chinese (P.R. of China)': ('zh_CN.GB2312', 'iso01', 'lat0-
sun16'), 'Arabic (Yemen)': 
('ar_YE', 'iso06', 'Lat

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-14 05:46:21 UTC
You tried to do automatic partitioning here and did not have enough
unpartitioned space on the disk for the installer to use.  If you leave the
"review results" box checked, you will get sent to the manual partitioning
screen where you can remove partitions to make space for a Red Hat Linux

Traceback is a dupe of a few others where you don't review and don't succeed in

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