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Bug 129130 - (QWERTY?) sil3112 SATA , wont format partition
sil3112 SATA , wont format partition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-08-04 06:38 EDT by David
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:21 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 01:23:51 EDT
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Description David 2004-08-04 06:38:23 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7)

Description of problem:
I dont know if this is anything to do with my SATA controller a
Silicon image 3112 or my HDD a Seagate 120GB SATA, once ive done all
the setup it gets to formatting the partitions and has a "critical
error" and cannot continue install, so the installer exits and the
system restarts

i use "linux hde" to get into the installer is that correct?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from cd-rom "linux hde" to enter installer
2. setup hardware and partitions in installer
3. click to begin install

Actual Results:  could not format partition "critical error cannot
continue install"

Expected Results:  installer formats the partitions and continues with
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-04 11:09:39 EDT
Can you look to see if there are any errors on tty4 or tty5?
Comment 2 David 2004-08-05 06:06:59 EDT
ok assuming i havent muddled myself

tty4 gave this: 

<4>end_request: I\O error, dev hde, sector "alot of numbers"

^^ that is repeated for the whole page

tt5: has 2 warnings

Warning: could not read block 0: attempt to read block from file
system resulted in shortread

ext2fs_mkdir: attempt to read block from file system resulted in shortread


Comment 3 Jeff Garzik 2005-03-25 02:39:03 EST
FYI, http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/3/25/33
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-04-16 01:23:51 EDT
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.

Thank you.

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