Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79467
"len() of unsized object"; linux text upgrade boot loader configuration
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
ananconda crashed during upgrade from CD-ROM, in the initial dialogs before
installing any packages. I used text mode, English, US keyboard, USB mouse (3
buttons), no customize package list, upgrade 1 of 2 partitions (hda3 has RHL8.0
and no boot loader [use floppy instead]; hda5 has RHL7.3 and uses GRUB in MBR
with hda1 as /boot), Skip boot loader updating, crash.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. CD-ROM boot from KRUD linux (tummy.com) 2002-12-01, which is RHL8.0 with all
upgrades applied as of the 1st of each month.
2. boot "linux text"; English; US keyboard; USB mouse (3 buttons), no customize
package list; upgrade 1 of 2 partitions
3. Skip boot loader updating
Actual Results: Upgrade Boot Loader Configuration
The installer is unable to detect the boot loader
currently in use on your system.
( ) Update boot loader configuration
(*) Skip boot loader updating
( ) Create new boot loader configuration
An unhandled exception has occurred. This
is most likely a bug. Please copy the full
text of this exception or save the crash
dump to a floppy then file a detailed bug
report against anaconda at
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line
425, in run
rc = apply(2in, (self.screen, ) + args)
_text.py", line 113, in __call__
line 206, in setDevice
(dev, part) = getDiskPart(device)
line 1231, in getDiskPart
cut = len(dev)
TypeError: len() of unsized object
[OK] Save Debug
Expected Results: Normal upgrade, no crash.
anacdump.txt will be attached.
Created attachment 88487 [details]
anaconda crash dump
Fixed in CVS. For now, you can work around by selecting 'Create new boot loader
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.