Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59521
GUI Installer can't initialize a new disk or format a new swap partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:10 EDT
Description of Problem:
Trying to install with GUI installer in VMware with a new virtual disk. The
installer seems to detect a disk and that it has an invalid on non-existent
partition table. It asks if I want it initialized, I answer yes, and another
dialogue appears indicating that there are no valid disks in the system and
to check my hardware.
I'm able to start a text install and get to the point of initializing the disk
and then reboot and retry the GUI installer. At that point, it gets past
asking for all of the information it needs and begins the install. But it
then fails on initializing the swap space.
The text installer does not have any of these problems.
I know VMware is not a supported platform, but this problem seems pretty
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time with a new virtual (VMware) disk that has NO partition table.
Haven't tried with a real disk, but it's hard to find a disk with no partition
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new VM in VMware, or install a disk with no partition info in a
2. Attempt to do a GUI install
3. Answer yes when anaconda asks if you want to initialize the disk
Anaconda (GUI) does not find a valid disk.
Anaconda should initialize the disk.
We do not support vmware installations. Apparently vmware is not properly
emulating PC hardware.