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Bug 69748 - Unhandled Exception --, in badblocksDevice
Summary: Unhandled Exception --, in badblocksDevice
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 66181
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-07-24 22:32 UTC by facility
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:44 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-07-24 22:33:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Crash dump from Anaconda (deleted)
2002-07-24 22:33 UTC, facility
no flags Details

Description facility 2002-07-24 22:32:06 UTC
When formatting with bad block check, installer crashes with debug info near the
very end of the format of the last partition.  First 2 non-swap partitions
format fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat 7.3 Anaconda.  Whatever was on the CDROM.  I don't know
where the version number is listed.

How Reproducible: Every time

1.Buy Wal-Mart computer. :)
2.Partitiion into 32M/512M/4G/25G
3.Format all partitions (ext3) checking for bad blocks

Actual Results:

Installer crashes with debug info near the very end of the format of the last
partition.  First 2 non-swap partitions format fine.
End of traceback looks like this.

  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 210, in badblocksDevice
    l = string.split(num, '/')
TypeError: argument 1: expected read-only character buffer, int found

Expected Results:

All partitions format with bad block check; and installer continues.

NOTE: attachment of Full crash dump will follow.

Additional Information:

Comment 1 facility 2002-07-24 22:33:02 UTC
Created attachment 66904 [details]
Crash dump from Anaconda

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-02 18:52:12 UTC
Bad blocks were detected and the installer crashed handling the exception.
You'll have to consider if you want to use the drive considering it failed the test.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66181 ***

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