Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134514
Disk Geometry detection fails -> install failure
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
Description of problem:
When running installer, assertion failure:
"Assertion (heads<256) at disk_dos.c:472 in function
This happens after selecting keyboard layout.
After that /dev/hda partitioning fails(?) and installer shuts down.
Red Hat 9, in the same situation, reports in plaintext that partition
table is incoherent, possibly resulting from misdetection of CHS of
disk; safe to ignore but may cause boot loader problems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Disk: ST38420A 3.05, 8 gigabytes at motherboard primary ide master.
Motherboard: msi k7tpro2 ver 1
Processor: AMD duron 750 mhz
Only disk in this IDE. Secondary IDE is connected to CDROM.
This will be fixed with the newer parted in test3.
Hit this on a dual-boot install. Partition table to follow.
Error messages generated by parted are:
Assertion (heads <256) at disk_dos.c:486 in function
Assertion ((C * heads + H) * sectors + S ==A) at disk_dos.c: 495 in
function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.
fdisk reads the partition table just fine.
Alex -- dual boot install of _what_?
Windows XP Home
Sorry, this is installing FC3 final onto a system that already has
WinXP installed. Alex should be providing the 'fdisk -l' output shortly.
Disk /dev/hda: 60.0GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843 7 HPFS/NTFS
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138419 ***