Bug 80013 - Unhandled exception in anaconda (line 694, in ? intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData))
Summary: Unhandled exception in anaconda (line 694, in ? intf.run(id, dispatch, config...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-18 19:25 UTC by Jamie Pehling
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-27 18:00:57 UTC

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Anaconda Dump after crash @ end of FTP install (79.08 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-28 19:21 UTC, Zorrik Voldman
no flags Details

Description Jamie Pehling 2002-12-18 19:25:04 UTC
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:
Actual results:

Expected results:
Successful install

Additional info:
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).

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-19 16:25:01 UTC
Could you attach the complete traceback you received?  Without that, it's nearly
impossible to determine what the problem you hit was.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 18:00:57 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to
add to the report.

Comment 3 Zorrik Voldman 2003-01-28 19:21:23 UTC
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.

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