Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10829
installation fails if no /dev/hda5 and is a /dev/hda6
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
This one is weird. Our Micron notebook computer with NT 4.0 (+SP4) and RH
6.0 somehow has the root directory on /dev/hda6 and there is NO /dev/hda5.
I have no idea how the person here set this up. The partitions are:
hda1 : FAT16
hda2 : extended (?)
hda3 : linux swap
hda4 : linux swap
(no hda5 listed)
hda6 : ext2fs (/ directory)
hda7, hda8, hda9 are also ext2fs partitions (usr, tmp, etc)
hda10 linux swap.
The RH 6.2 installation program dies when it cant find the hda5 partition.
I understand that the hard drive partition table may be corrupted, but this
machine has been working great since it was installed with NT/RH 6.0.
I have no idea how one would get a computer in this state, but that is definitly
a state that the machine should not be in. With this being the case, I can only
say that the installer was never meant to deal with invalid partitions, so it is
not surprising that the installer is failing. I would recommend reinstalling
the machine and recreating the partition table during the process. What does
"fdisk -l /dev/hda" show? I cannot come up with a way to get a hard drive in
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10991 ***