Bug 90090 - Installer fails if you are doing hd install from partition which is also being mounted w/o formatting in ks
Installer fails if you are doing hd install from partition which is also bein...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
: 98921 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-05-02 07:15 EDT by Michael Jørgensen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 23:12:57 EDT
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Description Michael Jørgensen 2003-05-02 07:15:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
I get a Traceback in anaconda during harddisk install, just after the partitions
have been formatted, but before the packages are being installed.

Apparently, a mount operation fails because the corresponding partition is
already mounted.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place iso files and kickstart file on a spare partion (e.g. hdb5).

2. In the kickstart file select the harddisk as installation media, (e.g.
harddrive --partition=hdb5 --dir=/RedHat90)

3. In the kickstart file select the spare partion as follows:
part /mnt/Install  --size 1  --onpart hdb5  --noformat

4. Perform a kickstart harddisk installation after booting from the installation
CD (e.g. linux: ks=hd:hdb5:/RedHat90/ks.cfg)

Actual Results:  The installation stops with the following Traceback (Sorry:
This is a *manual* copy-n-paste!)

/usr/bin/anaconda  line 739
text.py            line 459
dispatch.py        line 157
dispatch.py        line 225
packages.py        line 583
harddrive.py       line 225
harddrive.py       line 143
harddrive.py       line 181
/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py  line 164
System Error: (16, 'Device or resource busy')

Expected Results:  A successfull install, including a successfull mount of the
partition hdb5.

Additional info:


If I comment out the line in kickstart file:
#part /mnt/Install  --size 1  --onpart hdb5  --noformat

then the install is successfull, but the partition is missing from the
/etc/fstab file. This can be added in the %post section of the kickstart file,
so this is a successfull workaround.

However, anaconda should not die like that.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-05 11:59:36 EDT
I can see the source of this problem and its related to several problems with
doing hd based upgrades as well.  As time allows I am going to try to address it.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-11 11:38:27 EDT
*** Bug 98921 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-04 23:12:57 EDT
I think that this should be better now.

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