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Bug 8975 - Python caused problems
Python caused problems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-01-30 00:59 EST by jiang_fu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-14 16:32:55 EDT
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Description jiang_fu 2000-01-30 00:59:42 EST
This happend when I try to install RH6.1 from my hardisk.
After "Read Package Information..."
The system shows:
Exception Occured
Traceback(innermost last):
File "usr/bin/anaconda/real",line225,in ?
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py,line 1000,in run
File "/mnt/redhat/comps/install/6.1/i386/misc/src/trees/hdimage/usr
/lib/python1.5/site-packages/textw/packages.py",line 10,in __call__
File "tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/harddrive.py",lie45,in readHeaders
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/isys.py",line8 in umount
return _isys.umount(what)
SystemError:(16,'Device or resource busy')

I tried several times to configure RH6.1 but this problem still exist.
Since I successfully installed SuSe6.1 and BluePoint on the same machine,
I am sure this is not a compatability problem or configuration problem.
Fortunately I download before I decide to buy RH. Last week one of my
classmates persuaded my badly to buy his RH6.1 Deluxe at half price
although he bought three days ago. I think he meet the same problem of
this installation bug.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-10 11:58:59 EST
Please try again with the updated boot disk and the installer updates disk
available from our web site at
There were quite a few kinks to be worked out in the installer, and this may
well have been one of them.

A quick glance at the harddrive.py file in the install tree shows that it might
also have problems if you have files in RedHat/RPMS that aren't actually RPM
packages.  If you have a file named TRANS.TBL or any ls-lR or ls-lR.gz files in
there, I suggest you delete them.

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