Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128060
Installation aborted - because of unformatted partitions?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
I tried to make a fresh install of Fedora but the installation was
aborted while anaconda was trying to find old root partitions. This
bug is also present in Fedora Core 1.
See the attached logs from anaconda.
I think this bug may have something to do with my partition layout.
Here is my partition scheme before installing Fedora:
hda1 - Windows NTFS
hda2 - unused space (unformated)
hda3 - ext2 with a minimal linux
hda4 - unused space (unformated, Fedora should be installed here)
After the anaconda aborts I used the Fedora rescue mode and formatted
hda2 and hda3 with ext2. With the newly formatted partitions
everything worked as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora installation
Actual Results: Installation is aborted while Anaconda is searching
Expected Results: Anaconda should recognize that there are no old
Created attachment 101985 [details]
Anaconda dump file
Fixed in CVS. Odd that a) the partition was mountable and b) it
looked like there was a file there.
Created attachment 114241 [details]
I had some partitions unformatted, and it started complaining from the last one (/dev/hda15)
attached is the dump I saved in floppy, as prompted by anaconda