Bug 598144 - Western Digigital 320 Gb IDE disk will not boot
Summary: Western Digigital 320 Gb IDE disk will not boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vykydal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-31 14:52 UTC by David Foot
Modified: 2012-08-16 20:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-16 20:29:46 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
first file requested by Chris Lumens (29.01 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-02 19:30 UTC, David Foot
no flags Details
Second file for Chris Lumens (59.86 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-02 19:32 UTC, David Foot
no flags Details

Description David Foot 2010-05-31 14:52:12 UTC
Description of problem:
Laptop Dell Latitude D505 Dual boot with Windows XP

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I install Fedora 13 on:

1. Fujitsu Mod MHV2080AH installs fantastice (80  GB Disk 2 years old)
Dual boots perfectly.
LBA 156301488

2. Western Digital model WD3200BEVE-OOAOHTO
LBA 625142448
WD Scorpio Blue

installs and doesn't boot, This drive is a few weeks old

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change drive
2. Install Fedora
3. 80 GB Fujitsu dual boots fantastic
4. 320 GB Western Digital Grub doesn't boot, I have to restore Xp Ntldr etc..
overite the MBR and Xp boots ok, can't get Linux Fedora 13 to boot on that disk for love or for money.
Actual results:
3. 80 GB Fujitsu dual boots fantastic
4. 320 GB Western Digital Grub doesn't boot

Expected results:
I would expect it to dual boot fine.

Additional info:
If I go in to recovery and chroot and I run fsdisk it doesn't see the Xp Ntfs, Boot and Linux partitions as not valid partition tables.
I think there is a problem with this new type of disk. Xp can only see them properly if they have the latest service pack installed. Old Xp system disks don't recognise them either.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-06-01 17:08:43 UTC
Please attach /var/log/anaconda.log and /var/log/syslog to this bug report.

Comment 2 David Foot 2010-06-02 19:30:40 UTC
Created attachment 419137 [details]
first file requested by Chris Lumens

Comment 3 David Foot 2010-06-02 19:32:20 UTC
Created attachment 419138 [details]
Second file for Chris Lumens

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:46:16 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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