Bug 53431 - Installer declares partition table is unreadable
Summary: Installer declares partition table is unreadable
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: roswell
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-08 19:02 UTC by Gianluca Gilardi
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-10 13:51:40 UTC
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Description Gianluca Gilardi 2001-09-08 19:02:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
When the installation process gets to the point I should choose which 
partition to install to, the program says that hde (IBM Djna 370910 drive 
on  a HPT366 controller integrated on a Abit BP6 motherboard) partition 
table is corrupted and unreadable. Invoking fdisk an checking the drive 
proves the PT is correct. In no way the installer lets me access the hde 
drive. Note that installing RH 7.1 gave no problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go through installation process until partition choice is requested
2. Invoke Disk Druid
3. Error shows up

Actual Results:  Installer does not recognize hde suggesting a complete 
rewrite (with data loss) of the partition table

Expected Results:  Access to hde and choice of the / partition on hde

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-09-10 13:51:35 UTC
1) make a dos formatted floppy
2) go to Alt+F2
3) type: mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
4) type: mknod /tmp/hde
5) type: echo -e "x\np\nq" | fdisk > /mnt/floppy/fdisk.out
6) type: dd if=/dev/hde of=/mnt/floppy/bs bs=512 count=1
7) umout /mnt/floppy

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Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-09-24 16:09:34 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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