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Bug 47340 - Auto-partitioner cannot handle 'no disk label'
Auto-partitioner cannot handle 'no disk label'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-04 17:16 EDT by R P Herrold
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-10 18:58:14 EDT
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Description R P Herrold 2001-07-04 17:16:59 EDT
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 15:54:22 EDT
*** Bug 48421 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-10 23:27:31 EDT
Fixed in internal trees.

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