Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59756
Installer fails to notify the kernel to reread the partition tables in GUI mode when doing anything other than automatic partitioning
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
During installing Hampton beta 1 by using X, the installation program cannot
continue, because it generates an error saying that it cannot initialize swap
on device /dev/sda.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use PE1650, clear all patition on HDD or use new HDD
2.Boot RH from Hampton beta 1 CD
3.Select autopartition, or manually partition with Disk Druid
4.Continue with the process, and at the installing package Screen, it will
generates the following messages:
An error occured trying to initialize swap on device /dev/sdc1 (swap
partition). This problem is serious, and the install cannot continue.
Actual Results: Cannot install Hampton beta 1 through X.
Expected Results: Must be able to install by using X.
I don't have this problem, if I use text mode.
If you modified the partition table in anyway, you will get an error (as
mentioned in the release notes).
Have you tried an install where you just use/format existing partitions?
1) Think about new comers from M$ world. What does he do if he face this
problem after he bought a RH package?
2) When I have this problem and then restart RH install again. The process goes
through. Is that the way new RH version will be? You must reboot at the middle
of first installation to complete the process at the second try.
This is an issue currently as mentioned in the release notes for beta 1. There
is no intention for this to be the behavior of the final product.
Fixed in CVS
*** Bug 60083 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This problem also happens when you select automatic partition, if the HDD
doesn't have any previous partition (blank HDD).
Not seeing this issue with the beta2 tree (Hampton-re0304.1)