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Bug 175041 - Installer failed to notify kernel of changes to /dev/hda2
Summary: Installer failed to notify kernel of changes to /dev/hda2
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: 2005-12-05 22:33 UTC by Daniel Spiewak
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-06 14:50:59 UTC

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Description Daniel Spiewak 2005-12-05 22:33:18 UTC
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Description of problem:
I've now attempted to run the Fedora installer on four different systems (almost identical hardware).  Each time, the anaconda installer fails giving me an error message saying that the kernel can't be notified or something like that, then it fails out saying that it couldn't notify the kernel of the changes to /dev/hda2

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click through the installer using all defaults
2. Click 'Ignore' in the error message

Actual Results:  The installer crashed

Expected Results:  The installer should have installed fedora core

Additional info:

anacdump.txt (truncated)

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1137, in handleRenderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 244, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 873, in nextClicked
  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 579, in turnOnFilesystems
    diskset.savePartitions ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 726, in savePartitions
error: Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/hda2 - Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/hda2 until you reboot - so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <partedUtils.DiskSet instance at 0xb7cd08ac>
disk: <PedDisk object at 0xb7efcf08>

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-12-06 14:50:59 UTC

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

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