Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135031
DATA LOSS installing into existing partition (w/ assertion fail)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
Not sure if this is one problem or two, but the RUMORS ABOUT FC3T2
PARTITIONING PROBLEMS & DATA LOSS ARE TRUE!
While trying to install into this preexisting extended partition:
/dev/hda4 1201 3648 19663560 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 3626 3648 184747+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 1201 1290 722893+ 6 FAT16
/dev/hda7 1291 1380 722893+ 6 FAT16
/dev/hda8 2081 3625 12410212+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 1381 2080 5622687 83 Linux
(yes they are out of order on purpose)
I got this this failed assertion:
Assertion metadata_length >= bios_geom.sectors at disk_dos.c:1739 in
function _add_logical_part_metadata() failed
I was attempting to format as ext3 and install into hda9.
The install went ok but the the system failed to boot because the
majority of the extended partition table was wiped out. Namely, there
were about 14 identical copies of hda5 in place of hda6+.
I did not have this problem with fc3t1 but who knows...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. not sure if partition table will do it alone.
This should be fixed with the newer parted in test3.