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Bug 84770 - install fails on update if boot loader update is skipped
Summary: install fails on update if boot loader update is skipped
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-21 04:02 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-03-31 15:45:22 UTC

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python dump (deleted)
2003-02-21 04:04 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2003-02-21 04:02:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
Text mode install fails consistently if I select the "upgrade existing
installation" option, and opt to skip updating the boot loader.

The existing installation I am trying to update is phoebe beta 2, installed on
hda4.  I already have RHL8.0 installed on partitions hda2,5,6, and I boot using
grub (from RHL8.0) installed in the mbr of hda.  

I saved the python dump to disk and I will try to attach it later.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert phoebe beta 3 CD1
2. boot into text mode install
3. select upgrade existing installation, and skip the boot loader update

Actual Results:  install fails

Expected Results:  sucessfull install

Additional info:

Python traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 739, in ?, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 438, in run
    rc = apply(win, (self.screen, ) + args)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/", line 113, in __call__
  File "/usr/lib/booty/", line 224, in setDevice
    (dev, part) = getDiskPart(device)
  File "/usr/lib/booty/", line 1428, in getDiskPart
    cut = len(dev)
TypeError: len() of unsized object

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-02-21 04:04:26 UTC
Created attachment 90237 [details]
python dump

This is the file that anaconda wrote to floppy disk after the install failed.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-21 21:47:46 UTC
Fixed in CVS

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-03-31 15:45:22 UTC
Assuming fixed. Please reopen if it occurs with the final release.

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