Bug 496341 - anaconda fails on empty DOS part table [NEEDINFO]
anaconda fails on empty DOS part table
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
ppc Linux
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Assigned To: Joel Andres Granados
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 503845 506086 523004 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-04-17 17:50 EDT by Geoff Levand
Modified: 2010-06-28 07:53 EDT (History)
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jgranado: needinfo? (geoffrey.levand)

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Attached traceback automatically from anaconda. (46.37 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-17 17:50 EDT, Geoff Levand
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Description Geoff Levand 2009-04-17 17:50:53 EDT
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/parted/disk.py", line 49, in __init__
    self.__disk = _ped.Disk(device.getPedDevice())
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devices.py", line 703, in __init__
    self.partedDisk = parted.Disk(device=self.partedDevice)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1086, in addUdevDiskDevice
    initcb=cb, initlabel=initlabel, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1159, in addUdevDevice
    device = self.addUdevDiskDevice(info)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 1593, in populate
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 288, in reset
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 101, in storageInitialize
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 205, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 128, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 701, in run
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 966, in <module>
NotImplementedError: Partition 3 isn't aligned to cylinder boundaries.  This is still unsupported.
Comment 1 Geoff Levand 2009-04-17 17:50:57 EDT
Created attachment 340099 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.
Comment 2 Geoff Levand 2009-04-17 18:04:10 EDT
Just before doing the install I used fdisk to write an empty DOS partition table to the HD (/dev/sda).

The failure was on Mac G5.  I tested on PS3 and it works OK, so this is not a high priority bug for me.

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-04-21 13:53:00 EDT
Looks like parted is detecting this as a pc98 partition table, judging from where the error message comes from.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:02:50 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 5 Joel Andres Granados 2009-06-12 09:28:03 EDT
*** Bug 503845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Joel Andres Granados 2009-07-22 08:24:46 EDT
What does `parted DEVICE print free` spit out.  Also, can you post the output of 'fdisk DEVICE -l`
Comment 7 Joel Andres Granados 2009-07-22 09:12:40 EDT
*** Bug 506086 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Chris Lumens 2009-09-14 09:36:49 EDT
*** Bug 523004 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Jean-François Rameau 2009-09-14 14:03:34 EDT
Infos reletive to #523004 

#parted /dev/sda print free

Model: ATA WDC WD400BB-00DE (scsi)
Disque /dev/sda : 40,0GB
Taille des secteurs (logiques/physiques): 512B/512B
Table de partition : msdos

Numéro  Début   Fin     Taille  Type     Système de fichiers  Fanions  
 1      32,3kB  206MB   206MB   primary  ext3                 démarrage
 2      206MB   40,0GB  39,8GB  primary                       lvm      

#fdisk /dev/sda -l

Disque /dev/sda: 40.0 Go, 40020664320 octets
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylindres of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x91cb6d00

Périphérique Amorce    Début         Fin      Blocs    Id  Système
/dev/sda1   *           1          25      200781   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              26        4865    38877300   8e  Linux LVM
Comment 10 Hans de Goede 2009-12-16 09:21:30 EST

Thanks for the info, parted seems to identify your disk correctly as an msdos partitioned disk (and not an pc98 one).

Which version of parted did you use ? Can you please retry with parted from F-11 or F-12 ? If you are not running F-11 or F-12, could you boot a livecd and run parted from there ?



As for the original reporter of this bug, and those who had duplicate bugs, also please try to run "parted /dev/sdX print" using F-11 or F-12 parted.
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