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Description of problem:
I am using an ABIT SA6R motherboard with two 20GB Maxtor hard drives
connected to the onboard Highpoint raid controller. I am trying to
install on an existing FAT32 partition. The RAID configuration should be
solely constructed through hardware.
When conducting a graphical install of type Workstation, Disk Druid
reports that drive hde has -19540MB of free space and 200% of the space is
used. This is quite incorrect. Next, on the Filesystem Configuration
screen, it says that the numbers "must total less than 0MB in size." I
put in suitable numbers, but which added up to more than 0MB (obviously).
Directly after Linux begins the actual installation, it hangs and gives me
the error traceback below, which I could not get in its entirety because
it had frozen.
When using text only install, I tried the same thing. This time after
setting the Filesystem Configuration sizes, the error is "Bad Size: The
total size must be more than the amount of free space on the disk, which
is 0M." Once again, this is incorrect, and causes me to be unable to
Other errors I came across were "The new partition table on device hdg is
corrupted. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing the
loss of ALL DATA on this drive." This pops up twice directly after I
choose my Installation Option (Workstation). I chose "Skip Drive" both
times because I wish to retain the data on my RAID.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run anaconda on a computer set up like my own. (see above)
2.Make the installation workstation, with a partitionless install.
Actual Results: When graphical install hanged, it said this
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line
19, in run
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1764, in
File "var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 730, in
This problem seems to be most similar to bug 27956. What's CVS? Part of
CVS is short for Concurrent Versions System, which is a long way to say that
it's our source code repository. CVS is commonly used in open-source projects
to store source code. When we build our packages for things like Rawhide or the
distribution, the source code gets pulled from CVS. So, when msf said that it
was fixed in CVS, that means that he's made a patch and applied it to our source
code repository, but it probably hasn't been pulled into a package-build for the
installer yet. Given that he made the comment in February, and 7.1 was released
after that, the fix he created would have been pulled into 7.1. But you're
still seeing the problem...
The majority of the partitioning code has been replaced for the next version of
Red Hat Linux. If you are interested, you can download the public beta for the
next version at ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/roswell/en/iso/i386
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27956 ***