Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150117
zero division error in partitioning
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
... when there are two hard disks and
only one is selected to remove partitions.
It does not happen if you select both of them.
Created attachment 111583 [details]
Which steps are you taking in the partitioning section? Are you doing
autopartitioning or manual? Do you make any changes to the partition layout
that cause this exception?
I was doing autopartitioning. No change to the partition Layout.
One hard disk is 60 gb the other instead is an 8MB flashcard
mounted on the IDE. When i exclude the latter and i select
"remove all partitions" o "remove all linux partition"
i get the error.
If i do not exclude the flashcard then i go through.
What are hdb and hdc? They're showing very odd geometries from the kernel probe...
hda is the 60GB drive (master 1)
hdb is a zip drive (slave 1)
hdc is the 8MB flashcard (master 2)
hdd is the cdrom (slave 2)
to install the system i had to remove the
flashcard and mount the cdrom as master
New idea: before getting to the partition screen but after the GUI portion of
the installer has started, can you press ctrl-alt-f2 to bring up a terminal
window, and then type parted /dev/hdc? That will bring you into parted. Then
type "p" to print the partition table and "q" to quit. What information is
parted giving you for this device? Specifically, what's the geometry and the
Please run this under the exact setup as you are experiencing the errors. That
is, if you have a card in it, leave the card in. If you don't, don't put one in.
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received the feedback we
requested, we will assume the problem was not reproduceable or has been fixed in
a later update for this product. If you have further details, feel free to
reopen the report with the additional details attached.