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Bug 78227 - Installer crashes when selection partition layout for disks
Summary: Installer crashes when selection partition layout for disks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-20 13:10 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: 2002-11-20 13:10:43 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-20 13:10:36 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
When selecting to partion a disk automatically or using the DiskDruid I get a 
python dump.
If selecting to partion a disk using fdisk, I define a partion layout, but when 
selection <next> to proceed with the installation, I get a python dump.

I have hardware raid - 3ware escalade storage switch.

The 3w-xxxx device dirvers are installed okay.
There are 2 raids defined:

1. 2x 40gbyte mirrored raid - /dev/sda
2. 10x 180Gbyte raid 5 - /dev/sdb

Current /boot is on /dev/sda1
The rest of the filesystem is on /dev/sdb

RedHat 7.3 is running on this installation.

I want to create a RH 7.3 installation using the mirrored raid only (/dev/sda) 
leaving /dev/sdb free.

However I keep keeing the above python dumps when trying to run the installer.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Many thanks.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce: automatically partion disk - or
2.selct to partion a disk using disk druid - or to partion a disk using fdisk, save the new partion layout and then 
selcect <next> to proceed with the installation

Actual Results:  Get a python dump.

Additional info:

Here's the traceback from the dump:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 633, in ?, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 353, in run (self.runres, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 814, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 2676, in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 130, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 420, in nextClicked
    self.setScreen ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 558, in setScreen
    new_screen = apply(self.currentWindow.getScreen, args)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 1589, in getScreen
    self.populate (initial = 1)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 642, in populate
    stripe.add (part)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 224, in add
    stripe = DiskStripeSlice(self, partition, self.tree, self.editCb)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 151, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 108, in update
    totalSectors = float(
OverflowError: integer multiplication

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-20 15:02:41 UTC
This issue is fixed in Red Hat Linux 8.0.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-11-20 15:14:33 UTC
Are there any patches for 7.3?

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