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Bug 456112 - Kickstart installation fails with python error: ends with '/' and is not just '/'
Summary: Kickstart installation fails with python error: ends with '/' and is not just...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 442457
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-21 15:49 UTC by Bevis King
Modified: 2008-07-21 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-21 16:50:35 UTC

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Description Bevis King 2008-07-21 15:49:07 UTC
Description of problem:
Attempt to install Fedora 9 on Dell Optiplex GX620 fails with the following output:
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/rhpxl/", line 135, in __
    devs = [bus.get_object('org.freedesktop.Hal',x) for x in devs]
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/", line 244, in get_object
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dbus/", line 237, in __init__
ValueError: Invalid object path '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_SAMS
UNG_HD160JJ/': ends with '/' and is not just '/'
install exited abnormally [1/1]

(this is all the information remaining on the console)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9

How reproducible:
Every time on this hardware (using kickstart)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Kickstart machine with DVD installation media as boot disc
Actual results:
Crash as per above.

Expected results:
Installation begins...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bevis King 2008-07-21 16:00:07 UTC
Switching to a text mode install didn't help.

The Hard Drive ID as reported by the BIOS is:


Looks like the script can't cope with there being a '/' in the reported drive ID!


Comment 2 Bevis King 2008-07-21 16:12:02 UTC
OK, swapping the hard drive for a different one with out a / in the BIOS
reported name causes exactly the same kickstart configuration to work just fine!

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-21 16:50:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 442457 ***

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