Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144213
Bug: Assertion (heads < 256) at disk_dos.c:486 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
Description of problem:
Each time the installation program reads from the hard disks this
error comes up (Bug: Assertion (heads < 256) at disk_dos.c:486 in
function probe_partition_for_geom() failed). I can Ignore or Cancel
past it, but it will cause the install to abort when I try to load
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from install CD
2.Select language and keyboard layout (US. English)
3.Window pops up "Bug: Assertion (heads < 256) at disk_dos.c:486 in
function probe_partition_for_geom() failed
4.Click Ignore or Cancel 4 times (there doesn't seem to be any
functional difference) and I'm presented with the Installation Type
6.Choose automatic or manual partitioning and the error is back(Bug:
Assertion (heads < 256) at disk_dos.c:486 in function
7.6 clicks clear it and I can tell it which drive to install to.
8.Once the drive is selected and I agree to wipe out the data on the
drive the error returns again.
9.2 clicks clear it and the install appears to move on
10.setu pgrub, network, firewall, language, time zone, and set root
11.choose to install default (or custom) packages
12.click through box indicating which disks I'll need
13.error is back, three clicks of the cancel button get me a new
window "An Exception Occurred" I'm given the opportunity to save a
bunch of info to floppy disk and I'm asked to report the bug to this
Athlon XP1600+, 512MB RAM
ECS K7S5A motherboard
Created attachment 109353 [details]
This file was written to floppy by the bug catcher within anaconda
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138419 ***
I received the same bug but also received several others:
Assertion((C * heads + H) * sectors + S==A) at disk_dos.c:495 in
function probe_partition_for_geom() failed.
Assertion(heads > 0) at disk_dos.c:485 in function
Assertion(sectors <= 63) at disk_dos.c:490 in function
I am running a Dell PIII with 90GB & 40GB hard drives.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.