Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 495075
unable to partition disk in EFI installation
Last modified: 2009-06-25 13:59:04 EDT
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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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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.
Disk is not partitioned, install fails to complete.
Disk is partitioned and installation continues.
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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.
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda. Thanks for the bug report.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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