Bug 2027017

Summary: cannot install, because in Disk config dialog anaconda stops with "1MB 'biosboot' type partition" needed
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: ingli <tech>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 35CC: anaconda-maint-list, jonathan, kellin, vanmeeuwen+fedora, vponcova, w
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Last Closed: 2022-12-13 15:59:57 UTC Type: Bug
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Description ingli 2021-11-27 00:35:46 UTC
Description of problem:

I have been happily running fedora for years, and have upgraded recently to F35. System boots well - with a boot/efi setup (set up many years ago, always upgraded).

For a range of reasons, I need to have a fresh install :(

Now, upon trying a fresh install, Anaconda does not let me proceed.

It always stops in the disk configuration with
"Your BIOS-based system needs a special partition to boot from a GPT disk label. To continue, please create a 1MiB 'biosboot' type partition".

I perceive this pattern: when I open the Disk configuration dialogue and immediately add a 1MiB 'biosboot' type partition, it stays on the UI till I press DONE. Once I press DONE, I get the message above. When I then try to add another 1MiB 'biosboot' type partition, the earlier added partition vanishes magically from the list of partition, instead of adding another one.

The UI feedback is not helping. At least here is a useability bug. Anaconda should tell the user what is wrong. 

The most close bug report I can find seems to be  at https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=18187

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
current anaconda installer of F35

The centos bug points to a hardware configuration that I also have: /dev/sda in my case is a SATA SSD. the first spinning drive is sdb. No idea whether that is the point.
My system has a number of hard drives.

Please let me know what more precise information you need to consider this case.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2022-11-29 17:24:26 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2022-12-13 15:59:57 UTC
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