Bug 115805 - Partition table was destroyed during install process
Summary: Partition table was destroyed during install process
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-16 10:11 UTC by Rob Maris
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-17 04:33:43 UTC
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Description Rob Maris 2004-02-16 10:11:37 UTC
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Description of problem:
I was going to install Fedora V0.94 testversion.
The target workstation had 4 partitions, of which two were reserved 
for Windows (system; data).
It was a known problem, that the ext2 partition was damaged (Suse 
linux had been present in this partition.
I used a "bootmagic" from PowerQuest corporation as the OS-selector 
As I decided to install Fedora, Anaconda lets me select between 
automatic partition or hand partition (druid). I selected hand, in 
order to preserve current partitioning.
Then, the installer said that only one partition would be present.
I cancelled the installation.
After inspection I found out that the computer is not bootable.
Using PartitionMagic, I found out, that all the partitions are lost.

I suggest that Anaconda did not recognize the individual partition, 
because of the damage in the ext2 partition.
Later on I repeated the whole procedur:
After having defined 4 partitions again with PartitionMagic, I 
started Anaconda again. This time, all the partitions were 

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. One must have a damaged ext2 partition among one or more (FAT32) 
2. Install Fedora, using hand partitioning

Actual Results:  (the above is the suggestion to reproduce)

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-17 04:33:43 UTC
Anaconda doesn't commit any changes to the partition table this early.
 And 0.94 is old... you should use either FC1 or the more current test

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