Bug 9420 - SPARC CD/ROM fails in Anaconda? OH Yes, its true!
SPARC CD/ROM fails in Anaconda? OH Yes, its true!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-02-14 05:38 EST by Stuart Blake Tener
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-17 11:47:55 EDT
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Description Stuart Blake Tener 2000-02-14 05:38:28 EST
I hate to bug the debuggers with a bug, but...HAPPY MONDAY MORNING!

I tried to install (from the CD/ROM) the SPARC image of 6.1 on a Sparc 2
with 16MB of memory. I fdisked the system fine, and when it gave a message
noting that memory was minimal, and we needed to invent a swap like right
now in order to continue the installation, towit I said "OK".

Anaconda went off and started to make the Swap Partition, when I was met
with the following message.

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 238, in ? intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 1038, in run rc =
apply (step[1](), step[2])
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/textw/partitioning.py", line 171,
in __call__ todo.makeFilesystems (createFs = 0)
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 596, in
makeFilesystems isys.swapon ('/tmp/' + device)
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/isys.py", line 21, in swapon
return _isys.swapon (path)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid Argument')

Now I do know that anaconda had all kinds of bugs, special boot up disks,
and upgrade floppies for the 386, do you need such stuff for the SPARC

Thanks in advance,
Beverly Hills, CA

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Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-15 13:47:22 EDT
does this still occur using 6.2 ...?
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-17 11:47:54 EDT
unable to reproduce this problem with current release ... please reopen if
necessary ... thanks for your report!

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