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Bug 72173 - Installer crashed on a minimal install
Installer crashed on a minimal install
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-08-21 13:28 EDT by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-22 15:51:52 EDT
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Anaconda crashdump text (66.12 KB, text/plain)
2002-08-21 13:29 EDT, Peter van Egdom
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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-08-21 13:28:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
On one of the computers at my disposal for testing the Red Hat Linux
'null'-beta, I had a crash in Anaconda.

(ps.. the installation CD's PASSed the mediacheck).

I did a "minimal" installation on that computer and just after it was 
finished with installing the last package it crashed.

Anaconda offered me to make a crashdump to floppy, which I did.
(see attachment)

Unfortunately, due to lack of time, I cannot try to reproduce it
in the couple of days, I will try in the coming weekend again.

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try (yet)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux
2. Select "Minimal Install" on Package selection screen

Actual Results:  Anaconda crashed right after copying packages to the

Expected Results:  Anaconda should continue right after copying packages 
to the harddisk.

Additional info:

- Red Hat Linux 'null' beta.
Comment 1 Peter van Egdom 2002-08-21 13:29:26 EDT
Created attachment 71964 [details]
Anaconda crashdump text
Comment 2 Miguel Armas 2002-08-21 16:25:29 EDT
Anaconda crashes not only on minimal installation.   
In all the tests I've done it crashes everytime you do an  
installation where you only use one CD.  
I've done an installation from various CD and it works,  
then I move the needed packages to the first CD, do the  
genhdlist and try to install with the new CD: it crashes.  
Maybe someone forgot to kill a process before trying to  
unmount /mnt/source?
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-22 11:41:10 EDT
Jeremy I thought this wouldnt happen.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-22 15:51:45 EDT
Aha, I see what's going on.  We were trying to unmount the CD when done
installing packages now so that you can eject the CD on the last screen.  This
is fine on multi-CD installs, but not on single CD installs because we don't do
the changeloop hack there.  Changed so that failing to unmount in filesDone()
isn't fatal and we just have the old behavior for single CD installs.
Comment 5 Ben Levenson 2002-09-03 17:23:18 EDT
fix verified.

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