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Bug 235629 - anaconda stops with "CRITICAL: parted exception: Error:../dev/hda4 -- Device or resource busy"
Summary: anaconda stops with "CRITICAL: parted exception: Error:../dev/hda4 -- Device ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 238100
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-08 16:08 UTC by Tuan Nguyen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-05-04 19:21:34 UTC

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Dump from install, the install stops just after "checking the depedencies" (deleted)
2007-04-08 16:08 UTC, Tuan Nguyen
no flags Details

Description Tuan Nguyen 2007-04-08 16:08:19 UTC
Description of problem:

I have 4 primary partitions, 2 for Windows, 3rd for Fedora2 (hda3 ; type
identifier 0x83) and 4th for Solaris10 (hda4 ; 0xBF - see below)

When I try (had try 3 times) to install Fedora6 on hda3, the install stops with
"parted exception on hda4" after  I was finished with choosing the different
packages. The error can be found on the attached file.

Is this because the new type identifier from Sun?

NB: the DVD checksum is OK, the linux checkmedia is OK too.
NB2: the type identifier of Solaris is changed by Sun from 0x82 (same as linux
swap) to 0xBF for Solaris10 (

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
DVD fedora 6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. you must have a Solaris10 on your disk
2. boot from DVD, "linux" or "linux text"
dump from install:
13:09:53 INFO    : anaconda.methodstr = cdrom://hdc:/mnt/source 0
13:09:53 INFO    : moving (1) to step enablefilesystems
13:09:56 CRITICAL: parted exception: Error: Error informing the kernel about
modifications to partition /dev/hda4 -- Device or resource busy.  This means
Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/hda4 until you reboot -- so
you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tuan Nguyen 2007-04-08 16:08:19 UTC
Created attachment 151931 [details]
Dump from install, the install stops just after "checking the depedencies"

Comment 2 Tuan Nguyen 2007-04-08 16:14:30 UTC
I forgot to write that the PC rebooted after I press the "done" button, I had
tried 3 times I got the same error.
Now I get back to fedora2 (I had "kino" working there), thanks to the
"trueimage" I made just before install fedora6.

Comment 3 David Cantrell 2007-05-04 19:21:34 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 238100 ***

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