Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124810
Partition Tables and Intilizations
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:32 EDT
Description of problem: Could be just my early morning attitude but
the main problem is that i wasted a day downloding FC2 to have it say
my partition tables are screwed and to leave me no choice but to
ignore and not initialize hde and hdg due to fear of loosing my
windows or raid array data. install took place and on reboot hangs at
hostname... all defualt boot so its x
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):FEDORA
How reproducible:HAppens everytime I try to reinstall
Steps to Reproduce:
1.choose remove existing FC1 install
2.ignore partition table error and dont initialize hde & hdg choose
3.full install and reboot
Expected results:A nice new shiny FC2 os up and running
Additional info:usb keyboard and mouse.... mouse always detected as
ps2... and for gods sake make FC nvidia ready!
ok I got runtime 3 working...
all i can tell you is what i see at the point of hanging.
mounts root filesystem OK
loads default keymap US OK
Initializes usb controllers ehci ohci uhci OK
mounts usb filesytem OK
checking root filesytem
hung right there reset button to reboot.
so i cant do jack with it right?
removed linux partitions did a little resize with partition magic for
a little more room rebooted to dvd again with the "partition tables
are fooked"... wouldnt see free space on drive for installation auto
rebooted... im pissed thourghly now... but decide to try linux
text... it finds empty space and i do autmated partitioning,install
im hung again.......................................................
Say so long to Fedora Core 2.... as practical as peeing against the
It would be nice... well if it worked but even if it did: To list
hd's and partitions prior to the hde needs to be initalized and ALL
DATA LOST FOREVER! so one would know that hey thats my NTFS Raid
drive... ignore this drive whatever the means. Good day Rich
Assigning to e2fsprogs, as that's the point at which it hung.
Please excuse my disgruntled reply.
Upon further trials and errors I removed my Promise Fastrack 100 PCI
Raid Controller and rebooted machine successfully. poked around a bit
and shut machine down, replaced Raid Card and booted back to Fedora
Core 2 runlevel 5 and she sat there a bit long and booted up.
I still get a hang once in awhile booting but seems to get by the
So it seems that the main problem is getting past first boot.
Are you using this FastTrack controller for a raid array and is your
root partition on that array?
Yes it is a Raid 0 with my windows NTFS Partition.
No Linux Partitions on it.
Ok I flashed my Plextor DVD writer's firmware from within windows and
now I'm hanging at setting up local disks again.I am going to remove
the Raid card again so Fedora Core can set things up again. I imagine
that will do the trick again as noted above on "first boot".
On A side note I notice that upon rebooting from Fedora Core that the
Promise Raid Utility has to Spin up my disks in order to
recognize/initialize whatever. Raid Utility:...................spin
fast.......... raid detected.
Whereas rebooting from windows they are detected much faster with no
I would assume this is due to no driver for the card under Fedora
Core 2, so that it sits dormant.
PS If you get any news on A driver for this card I would much
appreciate an email.
Affiramtive remove card and Fedora Core Handles Hardware change.
Is it hanging at "setting up local disks" in the boot process?
Closed per lack of response. Note that FC2 is not even
supported by Fedora Legacy currently.