Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59362
Hard drive corrupted during Linux install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I tried to manually change the partition size of /home after
selecting "Have the installer automatically partition for you", the program
froze and corrupted the harddrive. The drive is a Maxtor 20 gb drive. I used
Maxtor's Powermax utility to analize drive. Utility returned code S01, which
there website states that the hard drive needs replaced. This was a new hard
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.During the Disk partitioning screen during installation, I choose "Have the
installer automatically partition for you" with a 20gb Maxtor hard drive.
2. I clicked next, and choose to remove all partitions on this system.
3. Clicked next and said yes to remove all data from the drive
4. Double clicked /home and changed size by using the down arrow
Actual Results: Linux installation program froze and hard drive started
clicking. I waited and then reboot after 5 minutes
Expected Results: Was hoping to lower size of /home to up the size of /swap.
Rebooted system, hard drive could be found by BIOS but Linux installition could
not find drive. Tried Windows boot disk to see if that would work but had the
same result. Dos fdisk could not find drive.
Your hard drive has had a hardware failure. This happens even to new drives.