Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119765
partition table (existing) not readable with 160 Gb drive
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
n already partitioned disk's partition table was noted as being
invalid during the Fedora Core 2 test 2 install. The disk drive is a
160 Gb WD1600JB drive. A similiar setup with a 120 Gb WD1200JB drive
works. Note- RHEL-WS installer works fine with the 160 Gb drive.
FC2T2 fdisk shows size of disk as 137.4.GB 16709/255/63
RHEL-WS fdisk shows size of disk as 160.0 GB 19457/255/63
FC2T2 parted gives message- Error: Can't have a partition outside the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Used rescue mode of RHEL-WS install and fdisk to paritition the
disk. First paritition is 2 Gb for possible other OS. Second
partition is 100 Mb boot, Third is 25 Gb linux. Next is a Logical.
Fifth is 1 Gb swap.area.
2.Installed RHEL-WS (probably not needed to verify this issue)
3.Started install of Fedora Core 2 Test 2
Actual Results: Warning box saying- The partition on device hda was
unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing
loss of ALL DARA on this drive.
Expected Results: display of partition table layout - like the
RHEL-WS installer shows
Selected- Manually partition with Disk Druid
Can you try this again with the development tree as of tomorrow (April
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen this bug if you have further
information to add to the report.