Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242998
installer cannot write image to hard-disk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
Description of problem:
Install of F 7 via DVD not possible.
First everything works fine: booting, choice of language, keyboard, select
When installer tries to copy image to hard-disk -> crash. Output of "nonsense"
symbols on screen. This is not the known bug related to host protected aerea
since there is no such hpa on my harddisk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot F7 DVD
2. Choose language etc. accept default partitioning
3. Observe formating of partitions and crash when image is going to be copied
to hard disk
Installer crash, on screen not intelligible symbols (like in binary files when
you open them with an editor). Cannot install F 7 on my machine
Installer should copy image to harddisk and install selected packages
Additional info: Machine is a MAXDATA Laptop. Fedora Core 6 worked fine.
For unknown reason installer cannot write on hard-disk.
Are the keyboard lights blinking? Can you change to tty3 and tty4 and see any
For the moment I will not retry to install F7. Chances to fail seam to high.
Regards J. Kuehner
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 242844 ***