Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443242
Hard drive not detected with non-existant partition table
Last modified: 2008-05-04 18:23:20 EDT
Description of problem:
The installer cannot start partitioning because it claims that no hard drives
are installed. The drive is visible outside of the installer however.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a hard drive without a valid partition table. dd works for this task.
2.Load up the installer and proceed to the partitioning section.
Anaconda will not continue because it can't see the drive.
Offer to initialize and partition the disk.
By dropping to a console, I was able to create the partition table using parted.
Only after rebooting the system, anaconda could properly detect the drive and
proceed with the installation. I blanked the drive again using dd and was able
to reproduce the error.
This is possibly related to bug 438985, but I didn't want to hijack the bug.
If you switch to a tty and run lshal, do you see the drive in the output?
Yes, the drive does show up. I am able to manually partition it, then Anaconda
Fortunately, I was not able to reproduce this behaviour on the preview release.
I was given the option to initialize the disk as expected.