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Bug 9788 - Disk Druid kills install with FAT drive left highlighted.
Disk Druid kills install with FAT drive left highlighted.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-25 13:19 EST by David D.W. Downey
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-27 11:08:00 EST
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Description David D.W. Downey 2000-02-25 13:19:35 EST

        Used Disk Druid to partition drive. No errors reported.
        Runs fine until package install then hangs with no errors.
        +Checked F1 screen got following error dump.

        File "/usr/lib/python1.5/", line 376, in __bootstrap

        File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 16 in run

        File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1072, in doInstall

        File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 151, in savePartitions
        SystemError: Error partitioning drive /tmp/hda: Device or resource

I had the highlight on the /dev/hda in Disk Druid before going to the next
screen but had NOT defined /dev/hda to be mounted anywhere.

A reboot and a run of fdisk for partitioning and making sure the windows
drive was NOT selected after assigning partitions to mount points allowed
package install to go through.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-27 11:06:59 EST
There was a known issue with the drive resource not getting released in this cut
of the beta.  That issue has been resolved in the latest cut of the installer.

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