Bug 833239 - partition creation crashes on allocation
partition creation crashes on allocation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity urgent
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Assigned To: David Lehman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-18 21:53 EDT by GeoffLeach
Modified: 2013-07-31 19:54 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 19:54:51 EDT
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contents of /tmp (102.35 KB, application/x-gzip)
2012-06-23 19:44 EDT, GeoffLeach
no flags Details
Traceback file pulled from attached archive (315.78 KB, text/plain)
2012-07-13 19:23 EDT, Jesse Keating
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Description GeoffLeach 2012-06-18 21:53:27 EDT
Description of problem:partition creation crashes on allocation

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

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from DVD
2.go to custom partitions
3.create root of 10,000MB
Actual results:crash. traceback much to large to copy with pencil

Expected results:allocation proceeds

Additional info:What am I doing wrong. Dumb-ass error? Allocation is specified in MB. This is a 729 GB disk, so to allocate a partition of 100GB, that would be 100x1000 GB, no?
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2012-06-19 01:16:05 EDT
When anaconda crashes it often gives you the ability to file a bug report, or otherwise copy the crash report off the system.  We cannot much help you without the logs/crash report.  Can you try again and either file a new bug from the crash window or upload the logs to this bug?
Comment 2 GeoffLeach 2012-06-19 19:16:05 EDT
Yes, I did indeed see the option to report to Bugzilla. Here's the problem. The system in question uses HDMI for display and WiFi for internet. The WiFi is provided by a Netgear USB dongle, which is not detected by Anaconda. Any suggestions?
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2012-06-19 19:22:51 EDT
You should be able to save the logs to a USB thumbdrive and upload them from another computer.  Setting back to needinfo.
Comment 4 GeoffLeach 2012-06-20 00:01:12 EDT
I knew I'd have a use for that thumbdrive one day. The thing is formatted in VFAT. Will that be accepted by Anaconda?
Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2012-06-20 01:13:18 EDT
I believe so, yes.
Comment 6 GeoffLeach 2012-06-23 19:44:58 EDT
Created attachment 593959 [details]
contents of /tmp

cp -r to flash drive did not work, so the contents of the bug data is up one level.
Comment 7 GeoffLeach 2012-06-23 19:46:45 EDT
It turns out that the problem was that I was attempting to create new partitions within an allocated partition, sda4. After all, it said "free". Removing that partition permitted me to complete the allocation.
Comment 8 Jesse Keating 2012-07-13 19:23:00 EDT
Created attachment 598193 [details]
Traceback file pulled from attached archive
Comment 9 Jesse Keating 2012-07-13 20:11:45 EDT
It looks like in pyanaconda.devicetree.DeviceTree._remove we're raising a ValueError.  But nothing is catching that up the stack.  At one point we're looking for PartitioningError but that's not what's being raised.

I need to check with the code author to see what the intent here is to see if we can fail more gracefully.
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