Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51055
When installing RH7.2 Beta 3 on multiple hard drives, the second drive does not show up as free space to insert a new partition.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:32 EDT
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: During a clean installation of RedHat 7.2 Beta 3, if
you have more than one hard drive installed, the second drive does not
show up as free space. You have to manually delete the partition to be
able to configure new partitions on that particular drive.
SUGGESTED PRIORITY: 3
ROM Date: 7/27/01
OS: RedHat 7.2 Beta 3
SCSI Controller: Ultra 3 Dual Channel Wide SCSI, internal, port 1.
IS PROBLEM REPRODUCIBLE: yes
STEPS TO CREATE THE PROBLEM:
1. Start a clean install with RH 7.2 Beta 3. Connect the internal SCSI
cable to port 1 of the Ultra 3 Dual Channel Wide SCSI controller.
2. At the disk partitioning screen (selecting manually partition using
disk druid) notice that the second hard drive shows a current partition
already on it. The other HDs show up as free space.
ANY WORK-AROUND/SOLUTIONS: Manually delete the current partition on the
second hard drive.
Brent please reproduce.
are you *sure* that the drive didn't already have a partition on it? If it did,
we don't remove it if you select "manual partition with disk druid" and the
correct thing to do is to delete it if you want to use that space for something
Bryan, any more info here?
This can be closed. It turned out to be a hardware issue.