Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128689
Anaconda will not read partition table
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:08:11 EST
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Description of problem:
While installing a dual boot WIndows XP/FC2 64 bit.
Anaconda cannot read the original partion table. I am using a
Promise SATA controller with 2 SATA Maxtor drives in a Hardware 2+0
raid. It gives the error: Unable to read the partition table
for /dev/sda do you want to erase the partition table?
I have a 30GB free partition. I used Partition Magic 8.0 to create
the free space.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have WIndows XP Home version loaded on a 2+0 partition (2 maxtor
80GB drives) with 30GB space free
2. Boot off the cdrom and go through the Anaconda installer
3. Say you would like to manually specify the partitons.
4. Immediatly Anaconda cannot read the original Partition
Actual Results: Anaconda cannot read the Partiton on /dev/sda. If
Anaconda rewrites the table you loose all original data on the drives.
Expected Results: be able to specify which partition I would like to
install FC2 on.
I have also tried the workaround as stated on webpage:
The issue still persists. I am hesitant to wipe the partiotn table
The various SATA "hardware" RAIDs are not supported by the kernel.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.