Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49471
Automatic Partitioner in anaconda doesn't initialize drives
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
Automatic Partitioner does not initialize drives when needed. Choosing
manual partitioning with disk druid provides a window option to initialize
the drives, then you can go back and choose automatic partitioning.
Otherwise, the install will rboot the machine.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert a scsi drive that has not been initialized with the controller.
2.Run the anaconda and choose automatic partitioning scheme.
Actual Results: anaconda will advise that there are no drives available.
Expected Results: anaconda should have queried user to initialize the drive.
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
When trying here on a disk which I've dd'd /dev/zero to, I select automatic
partitioning and get a dialog box saying that there isn't a label, click cancel
and then get the dialog box for whether or not to create a new label. This is
the expected behavior (and the same behavior which has existed in previous
releases of Red Hat Linux, although the wording in the dialog boxes is somewhat
different). Is this what you see or are you seeing something different?
This is not concerning the label issue, which is a seperate issue. Anaconda does not attempt to initialize a drive when using automatic partitioning, using manual partitioning you will be prompted.
disk "label" is the generic term for a partition table.