Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 833239
partition creation crashes on allocation
Last modified: 2013-07-31 19:54:55 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?
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?
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?
You should be able to save the logs to a USB thumbdrive and upload them from another computer. Setting back to needinfo.
I knew I'd have a use for that thumbdrive one day. The thing is formatted in VFAT. Will that be accepted by Anaconda?
I believe so, yes.
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.
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.
Created attachment 598193 [details]
Traceback file pulled from attached archive
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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