Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123832
Partition alignment problems on multiple dual boot systems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
In the past 2 days I've performed 4 installs of Fedora Core 2 that
have complained about partition alignments.
The first was a system with a 60 gig hard drive partitioned 23gig for
windows, 1gig for swap, and the rest for Fedora. When the install
completed no matter where I installed the Grub loader the windows
partiton and MBR was corrupt. Had to use the Samsung low level
diagnostics utility to zero the mbr and start over. Tried
partitioning with fdisk, cfdisk, partition magic, and the windows
installer without success. Finally scrapped the FC2 install on this
2 of the installs were on Toshiba laptops with 30 gig hard drives. 16
gig for windows, 1gig for swap, and the rest for linux. Install did
not corrupt the windows partiton but the Linux partition is
unbootable. Only used the FC2 disk druid to partition these.
Last system is a Dell Optiplex GX150. When trying to install on this
machine I received the Partition alignment error and aborted the install.
All of these machines had Fedora Core 1 installed on the without issue .
I am trying to do a full, new install not an upgrade.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2 Installer
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot with install CD
2.Select defaults for language, and keyboard options.
3.Warning screen appears
Actual Results: WARNING: Unable to align partition properly. This
probably means that another partitioning tool generated an incorrect
partition table, because it didn't have the correct BIOS geometry. It
is safe to ignore, but ignoring may cause (fixable) problems with some
Expected Results: No warning message.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115980 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.