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Bug 443372 - installation is asking about GPT partition table even with kickstart
installation is asking about GPT partition table even with kickstart
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 188579
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2008-04-21 04:35 EDT by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2008-04-21 09:13 EDT (History)
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Description Alexander Todorov 2008-04-21 04:35:51 EDT
Description of problem:
On uninitialized disk the installer is asking the user if the disk has a GPT
partition table or not. The kickstart has:

#zerombr is off
clearpart --initlabel --all

exec &>/tmp/kate-sda.out
test -b /dev/sda || mknod /dev/sda
if ! test -b /dev/sda; then
    echo Unable to find/create device for sda
    touch /tmp/fail
if ! dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1; then
    echo Unable to clear beginning of sda
    touch /tmp/fail

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Not sure. Seen for the first time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install with the ks.cfg snippet above
Actual results:
Installer is asking the user to provide information

Expected results:
The installer should not ask the user for that info. ks.cfg has
"clearpart --initlabel --all" and it should initialize all disks.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Alexander Todorov 2008-04-21 04:36:39 EDT
The message is:

             |                                                   | 
             | /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating      | 
             | that it has a GPT table.  However, it does not    | 
             | have a valid fake msdos partition table, as it    | 
             | should.  Perhaps it was corrupted - possibly by   | 
             | a program that doesn't understand GPT partition   | 
             | tables.  Or perhaps you deleted the GPT table,    | 
             | and are now using an msdos partition table.  Is   | 
             | this a GPT partition table?                       | 
             |                                                   | 
             |         +-----+                  +----+           | 
             |         | Yes |                  | No |           | 
             |         +-----+                  +----+           | 
Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2008-04-21 05:21:49 EDT
This is a parted message.  It pretty much describes what is happening.  Anaconda
ignoring this messages would be the right thing to do when "clearpart
--initlabel --all" is passed,  looking into this.
Comment 4 Joel Andres Granados 2008-04-21 05:41:08 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> KATE result (with complete ks.cfg)

This is related to 220161.
The fixed has already been commited.
commit f7c12c05bf23d7d0a38cde184a633e978fcd1824
Guess it will appear in
Comment 6 Joel Andres Granados 2008-04-21 08:06:18 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 188579 ***
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2008-04-21 09:13:58 EDT
We need to see log files from this once the traceback has been fixed.

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