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Bug 6141 - Bad entries in /etc/fstab will kill anaconda
Summary: Bad entries in /etc/fstab will kill anaconda
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-20 15:33 UTC by Neal D. Becker
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-24 19:02:10 UTC

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Description Neal D. Becker 1999-10-20 15:33:52 UTC
A bad entry /tmp/swap in /etc/fstab kills anacoda:

File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/",
line 64, in makeDevInode
return _isys.mkdevinode(name,fn)
SystemError:(2, 'No such file or directory')

The python error message doesn't even give the user a clue what's
wrong!  Luckily, I found the problem.  (I had previously had a /tmp/swap
swap file, but had removed it).

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-12-06 15:13:59 UTC
*** Bug 5019 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Erik Troan 2000-02-24 18:15:59 UTC
Fixed for next release.

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