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Bug 89567 - Anaconda crashed while trying to install RedHat Workstation 8
Anaconda crashed while trying to install RedHat Workstation 8
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-04-24 09:40 EDT by Nachiketa Shukla
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-04-28 15:27:02 EDT
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Error dump which was thrown on screen (36.02 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-24 09:42 EDT, Nachiketa Shukla
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Description Nachiketa Shukla 2003-04-24 09:40:39 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)

Description of problem:
Anaconda crashed and threw errors while I was attempting to upgrade to RedHat Install Linux 8.0 from RedHat Linux 7.1.
Choose to upgrade the disk format to ext3 from ext2.
Choose the no boot loader option and anaconda crashed and threw errors.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the RedHat linux 8.0 upgrade from Linux 7.1.
2. I did not have a bootloader before as it was ot getting configured.
3. While running installation in linux text mode, choose not to configure any boot loader.
4. Click Ok to proceed and error is dumped.

Actual Results:  1. Anaconda crashed and installation exited.

Expected Results:  1. It should have accepted the input and carried on with the installation.

Additional info:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 425, 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 206, in setDevice
    (dev, part) = getDiskPart(device)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/bootloaderInfo.py", line 1231, in getDiskPart
    cut = len(dev)
TypeError: len() of unsized object
Comment 1 Nachiketa Shukla 2003-04-24 09:42:09 EDT
Created attachment 91273 [details]
Error dump which was thrown on screen
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-28 15:27:02 EDT
This is fixed in Red Hat Linux 9.

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