Bug 495075 - unable to partition disk in EFI installation
unable to partition disk in EFI installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-09 12:20 EDT by Roger Mach
Modified: 2009-06-25 13:59 EDT (History)
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2009-04-09 12:20 EDT, Roger Mach
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2009-04-09 12:21 EDT, Roger Mach
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2009-04-09 12:21 EDT, Roger Mach
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2009-04-09 12:22 EDT, Roger Mach
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2009-04-09 12:22 EDT, Roger Mach
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2009-04-09 12:23 EDT, Roger Mach
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Description Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:20:38 EDT
Created attachment 338938 [details]
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Description of problem:
Installing to a disk with a GPT using EFI mode, anaconda will not automatically partition the disk, and complains "You have not created a boot partition".  This continues to occur even after I manually partition and create /boot and /boot/efi partitions.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from boot.iso CD image
2. navigate through install screens until partitioning step
3. try "replace existing linux system", "use entire drive", and "create custom layout" - same error with all three options.
Actual results:
Disk is not partitioned, install fails to complete.

Expected results:
Disk is partitioned and installation continues.

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Attached screenshots and logs
Comment 1 Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:21:12 EDT
Created attachment 338939 [details]
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Comment 2 Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:21:40 EDT
Created attachment 338941 [details]
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Comment 3 Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:22:11 EDT
Created attachment 338942 [details]
anaconda log
Comment 4 Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:22:39 EDT
Created attachment 338943 [details]
program log
Comment 5 Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:23:01 EDT
Created attachment 338944 [details]
storage log
Comment 6 Roger Mach 2009-04-09 12:49:35 EDT
I have also confirmed that this problem occurs when using a completely blank disk (zeroed with dd) instead of a disk that already had a GPT written.  There was an additional dialog confirming that the disk needed to be initialized, then everything else was the same.  After the partitioning failed, I confirmed that the disk now had a GPT but no partitions were defined.
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2009-04-09 16:45:51 EDT
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.  Thanks for the bug report.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:33:10 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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