Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115805
Partition table was destroyed during install process
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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)
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