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1.0.2a anaconda hiccup

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Subject: 1.0.2a anaconda hiccup
From: Florin ANDREI <florin@xxxxxxx>
Date: 08 Jan 2002 12:20:06 -0800
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
hardware: SGI1200, 2xPIII/800, Mylex DAC960 RAID controller 100GB
software: XFS-1.0.2a (the ISO image) and Red Hat 7.2
The RAID area is a hardware RAID5, on 4x36GB drives

What i'm trying to do:
The machine was previously installed with XFS-1.0.1 and now i'm trying
to reinstall it while preserving the partitioning layout (it's not an
upgrade, it's a format/reinstall but the partitions are the same).

Partitions:
/boot 50MB Ext2 /dev/rd/c0d0p1
swap several hundreds megs /dev/rd/c0d0p2
/ 4 GB XFS /dev/rd/c0d0p3
/var 95 GB XFS /dev/rd/c0d0p4

Problem:
I select text-mode install (text nofb apic), then Custom install, do not
repartition the RAID area (just print the partitions in fdisk, then
quit), then i try to assign directories to partitions.
Select the first partition, assign it to /boot, then go to Filesystem
options. When i hit enter on that button, anaconda crashes.

Hint (not sure whether it's useful or not):
The fdisk from 1.0.2a complains about the partitions overlapping
cylinder boundaries (if i recall correctly the warning).
But fdisk from 1.0.1 says everything's fine (except that the number of
cylinders is too large).
This is what fdisk from 1.0.1 says:

#############################################
[root@zoul /root]# fdisk /dev/rd/c0d0

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 52069.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/rd/c0d0: 128 heads, 32 sectors, 52069 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4096 * 512 bytes

        Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/rd/c0d0p1             1        26     53232   83  Linux
/dev/rd/c0d0p2            27       539   1050624   82  Linux swap
/dev/rd/c0d0p3           540      2588   4196352   83  Linux
/dev/rd/c0d0p4          2589     52069 101337088   83  Linux
#############################################

The anaconda dump file is attached to this message.

Is there any quick fix for this?

-- 
Florin Andrei

"The fast pace of IRC often prevents deeper thoughts, which is
definitely the point for many people who use IRC." - Ingo Molnar

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