Errors in GNOME installer for 2011-03-15 builds

Tim Flink tflink at
Wed Mar 16 17:47:42 UTC 2011

On 03/16/2011 11:36 AM, Gregory Woodbury wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM, James Laska <jlaska at> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 12:10 -0400, Gregory Woodbury wrote:
>>> 1) The boot.iso netinstall fails with an anaconda error about unique uuid
>>> for disks.
>>> 2) The nightly compose for 3/15 won't allow a partition to be assigned to
>>> root.
>> Do you get a traceback or other failure?  I seem to recall a recent
>> [proposed] installer fix that wouldn't let you assign '/' to an
>> unformatted partition.  Not sure if that's related.
> No traceback or messages that I can see, just a notification that i can't
> put
> a partition on root.

Just to re-iterate (and slightly rephrase) what James said: I believe
that the change to anaconda was to disallow assigning '/' to a partition
that was not being formatted during the installation process. If the
partition was previously formatted, you wouldn't be able to mount it as
'/' unless you reformat it as part of the install.

Are you using custom or auto partitioning?

Are you using pre-existing partitions/logical volumes? If so, does
deleting and re-creating those partitions work (assuming you can do so)?


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