Bug 47340 - Auto-partitioner cannot handle 'no disk label'
Summary: Auto-partitioner cannot handle 'no disk label'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-04 21:16 UTC by R P Herrold
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-10 22:58:14 UTC

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Description R P Herrold 2001-07-04 21:16:59 UTC
Description of Problem:

Auto-=partitioner is baffled by a zeroed (non-labelled) hard drive

How Reproducible:

In a TUI install, a-F2 as soon as it is available by anaconda, and 

dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/hda count=10000 bs=512

to well and truly blank the old partition and FAT information away

Actual Results:

Anaconda error, and it dies horribly...

Expected Results:

Offer to label a non-labelled disk


This appeass to be the case with anaconda fdisk in Beta1 as well

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-10 19:54:22 UTC
*** Bug 48421 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-11 03:27:31 UTC
Fixed in internal trees.

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