Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121620
When installing on hdc with a previous ext3 partition already preset, hda isn't detected
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
I have two hard drives in this machine. hda has one NTFS partition on
it and Windows 2000. hdc previously had one small swap partition and
a large ext3 partition with Redhat 9 on it. Anaconda detected redhat
9, asked me to upgrade. I told it to do a fresh install. I then went
into disk druid, and only hdc showed up in the drives list (I
verified, this is not the case with the redhat 9 anaconda). Beyond
that, if I just tell it to format the old ext3 partition and move on,
when it gets to grub configuration, it won't let me either put in hda
as a boot target or install grub to hda. Considering hda is the boot
drive, this means that grub won't actually be useful at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a machine with a previous linux installation on hdc and a non
linux OS on hda
2. Start an install and don't upgrade
Actual Results: hda is unavailable in either grub config or disk druid.
Expected Results: I should be able to access hda from grub config or
In case this is a motherboard chipset issue (I haven't tried this on
other machines), this was using the onboard ATA controller of the MSI
Master2Far (a dual opteron VIA K8T800 based board).
this should be fixed in test3.