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Bug 6691

Summary: Anaconda IOError: (Errno 28) No space left on device
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: dschommer
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.1CC: srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description dschommer 1999-11-03 19:03:20 UTC
During the install with new boot.img and "updates" image I
received a halting error.

I installed the "updates" disk as requested and then the
message "Reading Anaconda Updates..." stayed on the screen
for about 15 minutes while the hard disk read like crazy.
After which I received the error:

Probing Mouse Type...
Traceback (innermost last)
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 133, in ?
     result = xserver.startX()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line
100, in startX
  IOError: (Errno 28) No Space left on device
install exited abnormally

I duplicated this six times (hoping it would "just work" one
of the times).


-Attempting to upgrade RedHat 5.0 to RedHat 6.1.
-Kernal: 2.0.32
-IDE hard disks
-Updated boot image with "linux updates" typed at the boot
-Windows NT 4.0 Workstation is installed on the first
-Not sure if this matters, but my (linux) file system looks
like this:
/dev/hda2               /                       ext2
defaults        1 1
/dev/hda8               /home                   ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda5               /usr                    ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda7               /usr/local              ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda6               /usr/src                ext2
defaults        1 2
/dev/hda3               swap                    swap
defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             ext2
noauto          0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660
noauto,ro       0 0
none                    /proc                   proc
defaults        0 0

Any other information can be available upon request.

Derrick Schommer

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 03:09:59 UTC
This is pretty much nothing more than there not being enough space for the
installer to do its thing.