Bug 82626 - cant get past partition step exception occurs
Summary: cant get past partition step exception occurs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-24 03:44 UTC by brandon jager
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-29 21:57:29 UTC

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dump log (39.24 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-24 03:47 UTC, brandon jager
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Description brandon jager 2003-01-24 03:44:54 UTC
Description of problem: Cant get through the partition step on any one of the
three possible partition utilities, gives me the following error.

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

How reproducible:Happens every time.  I was able to load this Version ( of Linux
) on an older 300 mghz pc i  have so it has something to do with my new setup.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  try to load linux
Actual results:  resets pc

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 brandon jager 2003-01-24 03:47:34 UTC
Created attachment 89565 [details]
dump log

Comment 2 Lee Momtahan 2003-01-24 11:10:40 UTC
I'm getting this too.

If its hardware related I am IBM Thinkpad X22. I had redhat 7.3 on this box 
running fine before.

Gonna try to simplify my partition table (without anacodna) and retry.

PS. As a newbie I don't know how to read the dump anaconda writes to floppy, 
otherwise I'd post that here. Can anyone send me a link on how to do that (from 

Comment 3 Lee Momtahan 2003-01-24 15:22:10 UTC
Hi, i made the mistake to use a Redhat 7.3 boot diskette (bootnet.img) and 
when i used the Redhat 8.0 boot image (bootnet.img again) the problem has gone 
away. Maybe that will work for you too!

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 17:27:04 UTC
The installer died looking for previous logical volumes (LVM) on your drives.
I'm guessing you don't have LVM on your drives currently?

How do you have your drives partitioned?

Comment 5 brandon jager 2003-01-28 22:16:12 UTC
I flashed my system bios with an update and was then able to get through the 
partitioning it still gave me a couple errors but was able to get through it.  

Answer to the question above.

I had my disk in every imaginable state.  1. Completely empty not formatted, 2. 
one drive fat 3.  Already partioned with / /boot /swap /home ( by using my 
mandrake disks and none of these worked.  I also used fdisk /mbr that didn't 
help either.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-29 21:57:29 UTC
Okay, we have a workaround in our current codebase that will be in the next
release to handle this more gracefully.

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