Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25492
Installer fails to read /dev/hda
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:02 EDT
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Unknown if this is reproducable... Hardware is IBM Netfinity 3000, 9 gig
hard disk, PIII600 processor, 128 Meg ram.
when running installer for the Public beta, the install proceeds well,
until the Install Options screen. After selecting Custom install and
clicking next, I get message stating that "An error occured reading the
partition table for block device hda. The error was: Partition(s) do not
end on cylinder boundry"
clicking on Retry gives nothing. Clicking on Skip gives the "No valid
devices. . ." error messages. clicking on this yields reboot.
This IS a bootable, and usable system with the existing installation
(previous beta) but so far this has occured when attempting both local
cdrom and ftp install when choosing custom.
I will try workstation and server also, if need be..
Just attempted Worstation and server with same results. I think this has
to do with the partition table that the previous beta I am running
created. Perhaps a change in the partition table structure, or something
of that nature?
Also, there are NO messages pointing to any errors in any of the terminals.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot installer on system with older beta
2.choose custom install
3.yields above error
Actual Results: I recieved error mentioned above.
Changing product to Red Hat Linux Beta since it deals with older-beta code as
went to the F2 screen and did the mknod on dev/hda and ran fdisk on it.
interesting stuff here.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 5 32764+ 83 Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary:
phys=(73,15,63) should be (73,254,63)
/dev/hda2 5 1230 9836064 5 Extended
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary:
phys=(1023,15,63) should be (1023,254,63)
/dev/hda5 5 1197 9573448+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 1197 1230 262552+ 82 Linux swap
Definitely a partition problem. Not sure if this was a partition error caused
by the older beta or what. I have made no changes to partition table since
installing this older beta, and no lilo changes, so as far as I know, this is
the same partition table that the older installer created.
Ok... zeroed the original partition table, and install proceeded until the X
configuration. I will submit that on a different report if I can reproduce it.
What did you last partitino this drive with (kernel/release/)??
This happens when a drive was partitions with the kernel thinking the geometry
was different than when you ran the installer.
Closing due to inactivity.