Description of Problem: Install crashes with variety of different error codes
when repeating same steps partition errors 116,117, partition signature error,
anaconda runtime errors, install errors while installing components from disk 1
(never make it to disk 2)
Errors on install of HP Pavillion ZE5170.
Have tried running partition magic, only installing RH (removing all XP
partions), installing from free space, using previously created Linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): RH 7.3
How Reproducible: Every install
Steps to Reproduce: Can not get to run successfully, always errors
Following is dump from Anaconda report created when it failed. (Anaconda does
not ALWAYS fail. Sometimes the failures are almost immediate - IE the device
will not be visible at all. I will reboot, and there it is. Or run once,
error 116, run again - same steps, fails reporting that it could not format '/'
partition. Results are random.
Here is Anaconda results:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 633, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 353, in run
self.icw.run (self.runres, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 814, in run
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2676, in mainloop
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 130, in __call__
ret = apply(self.func, a)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/partition_gui.py", line 770, in newCB
self.editPartitionRequest(request, isNew = 1)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/partition_gui.py", line 1241, in
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/partition_gui.py", line 1288, in refresh
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/autopart.py", line 752, in doPartitioning
(ret, msg) = processPartitioning(diskset, requests, newParts)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/autopart.py", line 686, in processPartitioning
setPreexistParts(diskset, requests.requests, newParts)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/autopart.py", line 623, in setPreexistParts
disk = diskset.disks[request.drive]
Local variables in innermost frame:
diskset: <partitioning.DiskSet instance at 8496e60>
request: mountpoint: None type: None uniqueID:1
size: 38154.3442383M requestSize: 38154.3442383M grow: 0 max: None
start: 63L end: 78140159L partnum: None
drive: hda primary: None
format: None, options: None device: hda-1, currentDrive: None
raidlevel: None raidspares: None raidmembers: 
requests: [<partitioning.PartitionSpec instance at 84ea0e8>,
<partitioning.PartitionSpec instance at 84fa1c0>, <partitioning.PartitionSpec
instance at 85c3d80>]
Dispatcher instance, containing members:
*** Bug 72316 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It appears your /dev/hda drive is failing.
Please attach the entire log file.
Created attachment 72644 [details]
requested dump attached
There are errors coming from your first IDE hard drive which are causing the
issue you are seeing.