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Bug 162149 - Installer Crashes when partioning hard drive
Summary: Installer Crashes when partioning hard drive
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 160693
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-30 11:41 UTC by Seb Payne
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-08 18:32:43 UTC

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Description Seb Payne 2005-06-30 11:41:38 UTC
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Description of problem:
When running the Anaconda Fedora Core 4 installation, either Graphical or Text, it crashes out as soon as it tries to partition the drive. But, if I then re-run the installation, it works fine. 

It is removing previous Linux partitions and replacing them with LVM.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the Fedora Core Install process
2. Follow the install process (Remove All partions, Personal Software selection)
3. Start the actual Anaconda installation process

Actual Results:  Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/local/bin/anaconda, line 1160, in ?
    intf.rum(id, dispatch)
 File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 496, in run
 File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 174 in gotoNext
 File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 242, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
 File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 582 in turnOnFilesystems
 File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1472, in createLogicalVolumes
 File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 2066, in setupDevice
    raise SystemError, "pvcreate failed for %s" % (volume,)

System Error: pvcreate failed for <fsset.PartitionDevice instance at 0xb7a1d9ec>

Expected Results:  It should format the drives, install GRUB and install Fedora Core

Additional info:

Sorry if the error is not exactly correct but I had to re-type it all out again.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-08 18:32:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160693 ***

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