Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444233
Fedora fails formatting root partition on the first try
Last modified: 2008-04-28 22:55:52 EDT
On an Intel Tylersburg EP A0 / Nehalem B0 SDV, with one ~80GB HD and one ~300GB
HD (SATA), I first installed a RHEL5.2Snap7 x86_64 and i386. I made two /boot
partitions for 32- and 64-bit installs, and a swap partition on sda, and root
partitions on sdb1 and sdb2. Then I installed F9 Preview i386 with root on sdb3.
Then I tried installed F9 Preview x86_64 with root on sdb5. When I chose "write
changes to disk" it thought for a couple minutes and then reported a fatal error
trying to format the root partition. I had to reboot.
Coming back in the second time to anaconda, the sdb5 partition existed and was
listed as "Linux native" rather than the expected "ext3" type. I removed the
partition and recreated it, and this time the install worked.
I had the same problem when I installed F9 Beta on the same box earlier. I will
try to watch for this in the future and see if I can narrow down the conditions
under which it occurs. This drive had probably never been formatted before, and
this would be the first time those 20GB had been used, where I created sdb5.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 439633 ***