Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80013
Unhandled exception in anaconda (line 694, in ? intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData))
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:09 EDT
Description of problem: Anaconda generates an "unhandled exception",
deemed "most likely a bug", during installation of RedHat Linux 8.0 on a Dell
Inspiron 3200 laptop. The install was hard disc-based, with the 3 ISO images
stored in the root partition, and I chose automatic partitioning with the erase
of all existing partitions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Per above
How reproducible: Could not reproduce. Anaconda bug led to a failed install,
with the installer unable to find the ISO images any longer. The point of
original failure was not reached on the subsequent pass.
Steps to Reproduce:
It is not intuitive that one can run a hard disc-based install and
simultaneously repartition the hard disc, but as it was my only alternative I
gave it a try. (It would be a great feature!) It seemed parts of the install
program prohibited this (i.e., Disk Druid would not let me mount the partition
on which the ISO images were stored as /, and Auto Partition would not let me
delete all Linux partitions), but other parts did not (i.e., Auto Partition
permitted the deletion of all existing partitions without complaint and
proceeded with install to the point of crash).
It would be good to document in the installation pages that if you want to run
a hard disc-based install (i.e., not an upgrade), you can't touch the partition
containing the ISO images during the install (if that is in fact the case).
Could you attach the complete traceback you received? Without that, it's nearly
impossible to determine what the problem you hit was.
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to
add to the report.
Created attachment 89652 [details]
Anaconda Dump after crash @ end of FTP install
I get the same crash at the end of my FTP install. I have copied CD1, CD2 and
CD3 of RedHat 8.0 into the same directory. Install crashes at the very end @
98-100% with the same message. HD cannot boot.
Please see anacdump.txt attachment.