When formatting with bad block check, installer crashes with debug info near the
very end of the format of the last partition. First 2 non-swap partitions
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat 7.3 Anaconda. Whatever was on the CDROM. I don't know
where the version number is listed.
How Reproducible: Every time
1.Buy Wal-Mart computer. :)
2.Partitiion into 32M/512M/4G/25G
3.Format all partitions (ext3) checking for bad blocks
Installer crashes with debug info near the very end of the format of the last
partition. First 2 non-swap partitions format fine.
End of traceback looks like this.
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/fsset.py", line 210, in badblocksDevice
l = string.split(num, '/')
TypeError: argument 1: expected read-only character buffer, int found
All partitions format with bad block check; and installer continues.
NOTE: attachment of Full crash dump will follow.
Created attachment 66904 [details]
Crash dump from Anaconda
Bad blocks were detected and the installer crashed handling the exception.
You'll have to consider if you want to use the drive considering it failed the test.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66181 ***