Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84770
install fails on update if boot loader update is skipped
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Text mode install fails consistently if I select the "upgrade existing
installation" option, and opt to skip updating the boot loader.
The existing installation I am trying to update is phoebe beta 2, installed on
hda4. I already have RHL8.0 installed on partitions hda2,5,6, and I boot using
grub (from RHL8.0) installed in the mbr of hda.
I saved the python dump to disk and I will try to attach it later.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert phoebe beta 3 CD1
2. boot into text mode install
3. select upgrade existing installation, and skip the boot loader update
Actual Results: install fails
Expected Results: sucessfull install
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 739, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 438, in run
rc = apply(win, (self.screen, ) + args)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/upgrade_bootloader_text.py", line 113, in __call__
File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 224, in setDevice
(dev, part) = getDiskPart(device)
File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1428, in getDiskPart
cut = len(dev)
TypeError: len() of unsized object
Created attachment 90237 [details]
This is the file that anaconda wrote to floppy disk after the install failed.
Fixed in CVS
Assuming fixed. Please reopen if it occurs with the final release.