Bug 75449 - Wont initialize a new hard drive
Wont initialize a new hard drive
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-08 14:13 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-25 14:39:19 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-08 14:13:26 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

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attach a new drive with no OS 
2.Try to install RH8

Additional info:

Would prevent a newbie type user from being able to install RH8
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-09 11:35:08 EDT
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?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-10-09 11:59:24 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-25 14:39:19 EDT
Should be happier with newer releases.

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