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Bug 77566 - anaconda crashes on change disk dialog
Summary: anaconda crashes on change disk dialog
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75377
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-09 11:32 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-16 11:19:04 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-09 11:32:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing Redhat8.0 on a Sony Picturebook PCG-C1MV, the installer
(anaconda) will crash if it attempts to install RPMS from the second disk. 
After several(five or six) tries, I finally got an install which did not require
anything on the second disk, and it installed flawlessly.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.anaconda starts to install the rpm files from cdrom
2.process goes fine until time to switch disks
3.when rpm is encountered that is on second cd, anaconda crashes

Actual Results:  anaconda crashed, dropping me back to shell, and rebooting the

Expected Results:  A dialog should have appeared asking me to switch to disk 2

Additional info:

The bug was encountered no matter how the computer was configured, how the
partition table was created (ie automatic or by hand) or what computer type you
picked(desktop, workstation server)

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-11 15:40:41 UTC
Have you tested your media?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-11-16 11:18:57 UTC
Yes, I checked all of the cds, they all passed.
finally, here is the error message:

Traceback( most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 786, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 149 in renderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 632, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 150, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 215, in moveStep
  rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 719, in doinstall
  problems =, ~rpm.RPMPROB_FILTER_DISKSPACE, cb, cb, 0)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 283, in cb
  fn = self.method.getFilename(h, self.pkgTimer)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 119, in getFilename
  f = open("/mnt/source/.discinfo")
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/mnt/source/.discinfo'

There is a diskspace error, however, after installing a bare-bones system,
booting and then installing the rest of the system from within linux, I had no
problems, and even now, after installing pretty much everything in sight, my
disks are all below 40% usage... One possible problem with this particular
computer is the 112 MB of ram, but I wouldn't think that would be a problem..

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-19 20:13:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75377 ***

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