Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 870430
Unable to add mount points manually
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:51:04 EST
Description of problem:
Attempts to manually add mount points, including /, fail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[image size: 743440384] Sep 12 21:34 Fedora-18-Alpha-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso
On system that never had Fedora (or any Linux) installation:
Boot live image. Use fdisk to create ext4 partitions and make
the filesystems. Set desired / partition as bootable.
Select Install to Hard Disk, then follow steps below.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select INSTALLATION DESTINATION under STORAGE.
2. Select the one local disk (ATA Hitachi HTS72505). Click CONTINUE.
3. On Installation Options popup,
select "Let me review & customize the partitioning of the disks anyway".
4. Expand "Unknown".
5. Select one of the ext4 partitions.
6. Click "+".
7. Enter "/" for "Mount Point". (Entering "Desired Capacity" or not seems to have no effect.)
8. Click "Add mount point."
9. Click "FINISH PARTITIONING." (There is no indication of success or failure.)
Return to INSTALLATION SUMMARY screen, there is still the warning icon next to INSTALLATION DESTINATION. Following that, the error message is "You have not defined a root partition (/), which is required for installation of Fedora to continue. You have not created a bootable partition."
Creation of mount point. Same happens with attempted creation of /home.
After installing Fedora 17 (without any issues), same thing happens, except the ext4 partitions are listed under "Fedora Linux 17 for x86_64" instead of "Unknown".
The alpha is quite old now. Can you try one of the latest Beta test composes? http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/18-Beta-TC6/
Created attachment 634035 [details]
anaconda error when attempting to add mount point
The problem is still present in this beta:
Oct 19 22:23 Fedora-18-Beta-TC6-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso
though the behavior is different than the alpha.
On the MANUAL PARTITIONING screen, I see three groups in the left hand pane:
+ New Fedora 18 Installation
- Fedora Linux 17 for x86_64
Sda7 is ext4 but empty (75 GB), so I want to use it for /. And I want to mount
Home on /home. So I do the following:
1) Click on Sda7, then click on -, then confirm deletion from Fedora Linux 17.
2) Expand "New Fedora 18 Installation"
3) Click +, enter / for the mount point, click Add Mount Point (IIRC)
Then I get "An unknown error has occurred". I tried clicking "Report Bug" but
that causes other problems. I attached the bug report to this one.
My partitions are out of order (partition 3 (of 7) occupies the highest sectors
), that's the only thing I expect is odd in my setup. Other than me trying to manually partition.
I should mention that I'm guessing at how I'm supposed to use the + and - buttons to set up my mount points. I'm comfortable with the way mount points were set up through Fedora 17, is there some different with 18 that I'm missing?
If you want to use sda7 as your root device, here's what you do:
1) select it
2) set the mountpoint (near the top on the right side)
3) click the "Customize" expander on right side of screen
4) choose a filesystem type
5) activate the "Reformat" checkbutton
6) click on "Apply Changes" button
+ means "add a new device/filesystem"
- means "remove the selected device"
Alright, that allowed me to install TC8.
But, I am no longer able to boot my existing Fedora 17 installation (on /dev/sda5):
Dependency failed. Aborted start of /mnt/sda7
Dependency failed. Aborted start of Relabel all filesystems, if necessary
Dependency failed. Aborted start of Mark the need to relabel after reboot
and it gives me the choice of entering the root password for maintenance or Control-D to continue. I tried Control-D but no progress.
I have not tried to boot Fedora 18 after the install. Should I, or will that wreck my chance of ever being able to boot Fedora 17 again?
Or, what can I do to disable the relabel after reboot attempt?
Never mind: I was able to boot my Fedora 17 by removing the /mnt/sda7 mountpoint from its fstab. Apparently the F18 install changed the UUID on that partition.
And F18 TC8 boots!
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to close this bug. I believe it can be closed now.
*** Bug 875404 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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