abrt version: 2.0.5
reason: FormatDestroyError: error wiping old signatures from /dev/sda3: 1
time: Thu Aug 25 14:07:59 2011
:The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
:anaconda 16.14.6 exception report
:Traceback (most recent call first):
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/storage/formats/__init__.py", line 313, in destroy
: raise FormatDestroyError(msg)
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/storage/devices.py", line 1490, in _postCreate
: DeviceFormat(device=self.path, exists=True).destroy()
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/storage/devices.py", line 795, in create
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/storage/deviceaction.py", line 241, in execute
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 316, in processActions
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 388, in doIt
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/packages.py", line 122, in turnOnFilesystems
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/dispatch.py", line 375, in dispatch
: self.dir = self.steps[self.step].target(self.anaconda)
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/dispatch.py", line 243, in go_forward
: File "/tmp/updates/pyanaconda/gui.py", line 1203, in nextClicked
:FormatDestroyError: error wiping old signatures from /dev/sda3: 1
Created attachment 519950 [details]
I removed the /boot partition when reviewing autopart results to try testing booting with lvm stage2.
Since sda3 was a pv for the system vg it was marked as immutable and was not re-allocated. When actually allocating the partition it ends up as sda2 and the format still thinks it should be sda3. Another case for always setting formats' paths from devices' _postSetup methods.
anaconda-16.17-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-16.17-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Created attachment 523280 [details]
log file of failure to wipe and create disk partitions.
Patched anaconda does not fix the problem. I've attempted to install both the F16 Beta iso from DVD and the F16 Beta LXDE spin iso from cd (both x86_64 versions) with no success. They both failed when trying to wipe/create the partitions. Doesn't matter if I take the default layout or try a special layout. In both cases I've turned off "Use LVM".
I hit this in anaconda-16.18-1 (beta RC1) and using the updates.img from #737916
(In reply to comment #5)
> I hit this in anaconda-16.18-1 (beta RC1) and using the updates.img from
Can you attach the anaconda-tb- file?
Created attachment 523577 [details]
traceback from anaconda crash
anaconda-16.17-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Having this problem with LiveCD downloaded around 2012-01-14. This time I have save the /tmp/*.log files, and will attache them as a tar file when given the opportunity.
Created attachment 915407 [details]
(This comment was longer than 65,535 characters and has been moved to an attachment by Red Hat Bugzilla).
Reinstall using a "creative" workaround:
Choose "Use all space" on the BIOS-raid disk
did not get into this state. It completed, and system booted OK.