Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127128
Fedora Core 2 x86_64 fails to install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora Core 2 x86_64 fails to install.
Installing from DVD image
Chaintech motherboard ZNF3-250
AMD 64 XP 3200+
Maxtor ATA133 harddisk 200GB
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 101595 [details]
Dumpfile from installation
Is this a kickstart install? Does it happen every time you try to
Yes, it happens every time!
Exactly the same error every time.
I boot from the DVD-ROM and every thing goes fine, until the point
where the installation is going to copy the selected portion of
packages to the harddrive.
I have tried a minimal installation, an installation without
recognition of hardware, different graphics adapters, with and
without my raid controller (Adaptec 2410 SATA with 4 x 200GB Maxtor
harddrives), different DVD-ROM drives and even disabled my USB
controller in BIOS, automatic and manual partitioning of the harddrive
(s), 'and yes, I have remembered to format the harddrive(s) every
To check the hardware, I have run a burn in test and also tried to
install Windows XP including all drivers, without any errors...
This might not be the exact same problem, but see bug number 124029.
The work around for me was to use
when installing. My HW
MB: Tyan Tomcat K8S(S2850G2N)
Processor: AMD Opteron 146 (2GHz)
RAM: 1 GB
HD: Maxtor 80GB 7200 RPM IDE ULTRA ATA 133
Maybe it's a problem with x86_64 systems with more that X MB of
memory where X > 256M.
I have now been working with the problem for a couple of days and
have found the problem!
The 2Gigs of memory isn't the problem, but the main harddisk!
The harddisk I'm installing to is a Maxtor ATA 133 200GB!
I have for now tried two identical harddisks, there are nothing wrong
with them when I try other OS.
Instead I tried a Maxtor ATA 133 120GB harddisk and after forcing it
to LBA in BIOS instead of AUTO, everything works fine!
I have now tried everything (I think!?) but can't make my 200GB
harddisk work with FC2 X86_64, the installation crashes everytime.
My Adaptec 2410 SATA RAID with 4 x 200GB harddisks works fine and is
automatic recognized during installation, but I had to do the "fdisk"
and "mkfs" manually, because the installation only left me 186MB free
on the RAID!
I have tried the 200GB harddisk on FC2 I386 version with a standard
motherboard and a 32bit Athlon XP 2600+ and here everything works
Thanks to both of You for suggestions to my problem!!!
And a BIG thank You to all the developers around the world, for the
best OS ever!!!
I am now looking forward to enjoy using my new 64bit FC2 X86_64
I have found out a bit more about my installation problem!
I also tried a 200GB Maxtor SATA harddrive and got the same problem.
But if I make the partitions smaller, the problem disapears!
I use ext3 for my partitions.
If I partition my 200GB with 300MB for boot, 1500MB for swap and the
last amount for root "/", the installation crashes!
But if I use 300MB for boot, 1500MB for swap, 100000MB for "/usr" and
the last for root"/", then everything works fine!
Does anybody know about a limit in the size of the ext3 partitions
using FC2 x86_64?
The problem doesn't exist using FC2!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 119447 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.