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Bug 72380 - Anaconda=Crashes-Before-SoftwareRaid-Installation-->TypeError: unpack non-sequence
Anaconda=Crashes-Before-SoftwareRaid-Installation-->TypeError: unpack non-seq...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 64734
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-23 07:15 EDT by jeff sykes
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-23 07:20:40 EDT
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anaconda's dump-to-floppy (125.12 KB, text/plain)
2002-08-23 07:20 EDT, jeff sykes
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Description jeff sykes 2002-08-23 07:15:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
Software-Raid WILL NOT INSTALL (RedHat 7.3)--but works on RedHat-7.1 and 7.2)
Install is through NFS-(boot option is...linux dd...using driver-disk)
Using AMD-XP processor (1500 mhz)-266 mhz bus + ddr-ram, 4-to-6 hard-drives
Pre-formatted drives don't work...unformatted drives don't work
CRASH occurs ...during-or-just-after-ANACONDA formats the partitions

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. BOOT remote machine via NFS boot-disk-(at LINUX-BOOT-PROMPT---> type...linux
then...choose ANY OF THE FOLLOWING...
2a. drives can be PRE-FORMATTED-RAID-(on another machuine)...using 
fdisk-or-(sfdisk---> partition type=fd)
2b. ...or...drives can be pre-formatted-EXT2fs -(on another machuine)....using 
2c. choose to MANUALLY PARTITION with disk-druid
...or...choose to MANUALLY PARTITION with fdisk...
2d. choose your RAID PARTITIONS (including BOOT=raid-1)

Actual Results:  The installer then formats the drives as usual--but suddenly
CRASHES (error message)---> TypeError: unpack non-sequence

Expected Results:  ...you know.......

Additional info:

I have a big-fat... ANACDUMP.TXT ...file, but I'm not sure I know how to include

...please let me know if i am doing something stupid---or if it really is a
bug... I believe I have TRIED ALL THE POSSIBILITIES ( more than it appears to be
here...), and will use any-cheap-hack to get throught this...
Comment 1 jeff sykes 2002-08-23 07:20:34 EDT
Created attachment 72544 [details]
anaconda's dump-to-floppy
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-23 15:23:23 EDT
Try using the update disk available at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/73raid.img?  If you put that on a separate
floppy and boot with 'linux updates', inserting the disk when prompted, it
should fix the problem.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64734 ***

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