Bug 63784 - Crash when editing / partition
Summary: Crash when editing / partition
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-04-18 18:26 UTC by Kjartan Maraas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:48:45 UTC
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Description Kjartan Maraas 2002-04-18 18:26:52 UTC
Description of Problem:
Install of skipjack beta4 died when editing the root partition. I installed Win
XP first and gave that 10GB of space at the beginning of the disk. When
installing Red Hat I wanted to edit the root partition to make it use less space
and I got some warnings saying that /boot might not be within the "space"
supported by my architecture or something and then I got the crash

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Skipjack beta4

How Reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install XP, give it 10GB at the start of the disk.
2. Install beta4, edit root partition, warning pops up, press "edit", warning
pops up again, press edit once more.

Actual Results:
Traceback (innermost last):
    File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 630, in ?
      intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
    File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 352, in run
      self.icw.run (self.runres, configFileData)
    File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2608, in
    File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
      ret = apply(self.func, a)
    File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/partition_gui.py", line 759, in treeSelectClistRowCb
    File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/partition_gui.py", line 1333, in editCb
    File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/partition_gui.py", line 1249, in editPartitionRequest
      raise RuntimeError, "Returning partitions to state prior to edit failed"
RuntimeError: Returning partitions to state prior to edit failed
Expected Results:
Editing of partition size

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-24 16:45:32 UTC
What type and how big is your drive?

Comment 2 Kjartan Maraas 2002-04-25 07:38:59 UTC
It's a 30 GB drive in a Compaq laptop. I'll get the drive details when I get
home this afternoon.

Comment 3 Kjartan Maraas 2002-04-28 18:21:58 UTC
it just says "IC25N030ATDA04-0" in my device manager in XP. I'll see if more
details are available under linux shortly.

Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2002-04-28 18:49:08 UTC
It looks like it's an IBM drive.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-30 20:23:07 UTC
Any ideas Jeremy?

Comment 6 Kjartan Maraas 2002-04-30 22:50:30 UTC
Could this be related to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=62696

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-01 03:12:31 UTC
Possibly... basically when that happens we've had a partition add fail and are
falling back to the earlier state which should always work.  Does this always
happen?  If so, does it get better if you play around with setting the dma
parameters on the kernel command line (maybe even completely disabling it even
though that will make the install quite slow)

Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-23 16:55:02 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional comments to add
to this bug.

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:45 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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