Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66430
installer hangs while checking partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
After choosing the install option (e.g., text or <Return> for the graphical
default), the installer hangs while checking partions on a 20 Gig Maxtor drive.
Also, there is an LBA Pro BIOS extender so that the motherboard sees the HD.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the install CD
2. Choose any option on the first menu (e.g., <Return> for default install).
Actual Results: As the installer loads, it checks partitions on hda (1.1 Gig)
OK, then hangs while checking partitions on hdc (20 Gig HD).
Expected Results: Installer should load and execute.
I have a DataExpert 8551 motherboard with an LBA Pro BIOS extender to
allow the MB to see the full capacity of the 20Gig Maxtor HD.
Are there any messages from the kernel on tty4 when the install hangs?
No, there are no comments from tty4 when it hangs.
Do you have a shell on tty2 when it hangs? If so, could you do 'mknod /tmp/hdc'
and then 'parted /tmp/hdc' ?
The hang occurs before the kernel is running. There are no tty shells running.
To confirm - the hang occurs while the kernel is booting and before you are
prompted by the text 'welcome' screen?
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information
regarding this issue report.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.