Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75449
Wont initialize a new hard drive
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:20 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installer RH8 the installer cant add a partition if the drive has never
been initialized for anytype of OS
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attach a new drive with no OS
2.Try to install RH8
Would prevent a newbie type user from being able to install RH8
If the drive has no partition table, you should get asked if you want to
initialize the disk. Is this not the behavior you saw?
Yes that is correct. It couldnt initialize the drive and rebooted. It did the
samething more than once to me. Finally I threw in an old dos6.22 floopy boot
disk with fdisk. Did an fdisk on the drive. Created a 2048 partition. Then
reloaded RH8. Was able to now see a Fat partition on the drive. Deleted it.
Then was able to install RH8 because the drive was initialized.
Should be happier with newer releases.