Bug 64039 - Hard disk format stops with a large partition
Hard disk format stops with a large partition
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-24 05:50 EDT by Takugo Ishii
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:32 EDT
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CD-ROM & filesystem & Ethernet driver errros (Cntl+Alt+F4) (91.11 KB, image/jpeg)
2002-04-25 04:03 EDT, Takugo Ishii
no flags Details
Sometimes, installer could not be launched (48.22 KB, image/jpeg)
2002-04-25 04:05 EDT, Takugo Ishii
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Description Takugo Ishii 2002-04-24 05:50:42 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):

How reproducible:

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. 

Additional info:

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
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-24 11:50:24 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Takugo Ishii 2002-04-25 04:03:07 EDT
Created attachment 55244 [details]
CD-ROM & filesystem & Ethernet driver errros (Cntl+Alt+F4)
Comment 3 Takugo Ishii 2002-04-25 04:05:50 EDT
Created attachment 55245 [details]
Sometimes, installer could not be launched
Comment 4 Takugo Ishii 2002-04-25 04:14:44 EDT
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? 
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-26 16:10:14 EDT
It appears you have gotten a kernel oops. I will reassign this to the kernel.
Comment 6 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:32 EDT
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/

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