Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151202
Installation of Fedora Core 3 Linux fails to newly installed Master Device Dual Slave Drive on desktop computer.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
Description of problem:
Installation of Fedora Core 3 Linux distribution failed even though
the computer system indicated that the new hard drive is working
properly. I was attempting to install this operating system on a new
An error/bug was displayed at the beginning of the installation
process when I tried to make selections when prompted.
Error/Bug Message that appeared at the beginning of the installation
process: error: Bug: Assertion (heads <256) disk_dos.c:486 in
function probe_partition_for geom () failed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 3 Linux Distribution
How reproducible: Easy---every time I try the installation.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert Fedora Core 3 Linux Distribution DVD in DVD drive
3.Hit Enter to Start installation process and follow instructions
Installation of Fedora Core 3 Linux distribution aborted. Detailed
explanations were provided in a dialog box when the installation was
aborted just after all the selections were made and the harddrive
installation was about to begin.
Sample Message - File "/usr/src/build/475969-
i386/install//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py " , line 1074, in handle
RenderCallback self.current Window.renderCallback ()
The error message at the end which relates to all 7 of the sample
messages that I can send if needed was - error: Bug: Assertion
(heads <256) disk_dos.c:486 in function probe_partition_for geom ()
Successful installation on new Dual Slave drive on Master Device.
1. Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.90Ghz
2. ASUS P4B Motherboard
2. 1,048,096 KB RAM
3. Master Device - Dual Master harddrive - Western Digital MD800 80
GB enhanced IDE harddrive, WD Caviar - has Windows 2000 professional
SP4 Operating System
4. Master Device - Dual Slave harddrive -Western Digital MD800 80 GB
enhanced IDE harddrive, WD Caviar SE - plan to install Fedora Core 3
Linux distribution on this newly installed harddrive
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138419 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.