Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64039
Hard disk format stops with a large partition
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Hard-disk formatting process stops when a large partition is to be created.
The size of the partition is more than 2 GB.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Booting from the install CD, and hit enter to begin normal install.
2.Continue the install with default choices.
Actual Results: Hard-disk formatting process stops with a dialog that tells:
An error occured trying to format hd**.
This problem is serious, and install cannot continue.
Press Enter to reboot your system.
Expected Results: When all the important partitions, /boot, root, and swap were
for example below 451 cilinders, the error does not appear.
For example, at 988 cilinders, the PC froze at the end of the
copying process of kernel-2.4.7-10. It seems that there are two
problems on my system, and this problem of file copying seems to be
related to the already reported error #64036.
The PC configuration is following:
CPU : AMD Athlon XP 1800+, 256KB Cache, 133MHz Bus
Board : Epox EP-8KHA+, Socket A, DDR, VIA KT266A
Memory: 512MB DDR DIMM PC2100/266MHz * 2
HD : IBM IC35L080 80GB, 7200rpm * 2
CD-ROM: Cyberdrive CW038D 16/12/40x, IDE
Video : ATI XPert98 AGP, 8MB SDRAM, ATI Rage Pro Turbo
I confirmed that the error always appeared in these configurations:
- one HD and two HDs, primary and secondary IDE
- all install types except for no-choice custom install
- automatic, maximum- and minimum-usage partitions
- Linux version 7.1
If you press cntl-alt-f4 and look at the screen, do you see any hardware error
messages? It sounds like a possible hardware issue.
Created attachment 55244 [details]
CD-ROM & filesystem & Ethernet driver errros (Cntl+Alt+F4)
Created attachment 55245 [details]
Sometimes, installer could not be launched
Attachment "screen2.jpg" was shown by pressing Control+Alt+F4.
It seems that the lines 1-3 show errors.
Sometimes after the stop of coopying files, the installer could not be
The screenshot is "screen3.jpg".
It is my anxiety that the IRQ #10 was set for both serial controller
and network controller. Is it Ok?
It appears you have gotten a kernel oops. I will reassign this to the kernel.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/