Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116015
Disk Druid fails to recognize partition table
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
I am trying to install Fedora Core2 Test1 on my Dell Inspiron 5150
Notebook. The disk was partitioned some time ago using Partition
Magic. I then kept the XP Pro installation were it was on the resized
partition and successfully installed Mandrake Linux 9.2.
I am now trying to replace that mandrake installation with Fedora.
However, after the installer tests the CD's successfully, it fails to
recognize the partition table and hence will not start disk druid and
the installation exits.
Also, the install did not probe for a suitable monitor (laptop
display) and I had to do the install using "text". But, that is
another bug and I will enter it as well.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from CD
3.Select Disk Druid so that I can use my existing partitions.
Actual Results: It fails and exits Install. The exact error is that
it cannot recognize my partition table.
Expected Results: I should be able to select my existing linux
partitions, re-format them and install.
Can you switch to tty2 and get the output of fdisk -l and parted on
fdisk -l output:
Disk /dev/hdc : 60 GB
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
units = cyliders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280
Device Start End ID System
/dev/hdc1 1 4 de Dell Utility
/dev/hdc2 5 2179 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc3 2180 7296 f W95 Ext'd LBA
/dev/hdc4 6515 7263 83 Linux
/dev/hdc5 2180 2443 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc6 2444 2571 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc7 2572 6514 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc8 7264 7296 82 Linux Swap
Floating point exception
Ugh, okay can you attach the partition table here. dd if=/dev/hdc
of=somefile bs=512 count=1
Created attachment 97803 [details]
Partition Table from dd
Partition table from "dd if=/dev/hdc of=parttable bs=512 count=1"
Is this happier with FC3 test 2?
I am sad to say that I have changed jobs and no longer have access to
the machine that I was having this problem with. So, I have no way of
verifying either way if FC3 test 2 fixes it or not.