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Bug 80938 - anconda bails even though the there are NO *docs* image files in the directory
Summary: anconda bails even though the there are NO *docs* image files in the directory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-02 16:40 UTC by Sudheer K Parasker
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:59 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-27 17:08:27 UTC

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The additional info you asked for (deleted)
2003-01-03 22:48 UTC, Sudheer K Parasker
no flags Details

Description Sudheer K Parasker 2003-01-02 16:40:49 UTC
Description of problem:
Anaconda fails while trying to 'Autopartition' a new hard-disk.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RedHat Linux 8.0 Images

How reproducible:
Always! (Even though the there are NO *docs* image files in the directory)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. New Hard disk (120GB), created Primary DOS Partition only using full 
available space and formatted it.
2. Copied image (psyche*1.iso thru psyche*5.iso) and MD5sum into a 
directory 'redhat'.
3. Started to load using a floppy disk created using rawrite.
4. Used 'linux text noprobe' at 'boot' prompt.
5. I select 'Server' installation.
6. It goes properly upto where we need to select 'partitioning tools' out 
of 'Autopartition' or 'Disk Druid' or 'fdisk'.
7. The problem occurs when I select either of the methods.

(After this the drive becomes non-readable where-in I have to redo fdisk and 
format it)

Actual results:
Fails saying
       Traceback(most recent call last)
        File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694 in?, dispatch, configFileData)

Expected results:

Additional info:
I Have HP_Pavilion System, Intel Pentium II, 400 Mhz Processor, 13GB Primary 
HDD, 192 MB RAM. 
Added a western digital 120 GB HDD and am trying to use this hard disk 
exclusively for Linux.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-02 21:39:50 UTC
Are you given the option to write out an error log when the installation fails?
If so please attach as that will help us diagnose the issue.

Comment 2 Sudheer K Parasker 2003-01-03 22:48:19 UTC
Created attachment 89112 [details]
The additional info you asked for

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-07 20:28:39 UTC
Were you trying to install to the partition containing the ISO images by chance?

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-27 17:08:27 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.

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