Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496341
anaconda fails on empty DOS part table
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:53:54 EDT
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda 188.8.131.52 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.
Created attachment 340099 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.
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.
Looks like parted is detecting this as a pc98 partition table, judging from where the error message comes from.
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:
*** Bug 503845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
What does `parted DEVICE print free` spit out. Also, can you post the output of 'fdisk DEVICE -l`
*** Bug 506086 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 523004 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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
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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