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Bug 76064 - Installer hangs when disk formatting is started
Installer hangs when disk formatting is started
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-16 09:50 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 22:58:23 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-16 09:50:47 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461)

Description of problem:
When running the installer the system reaches hard disk setup without problems. 
After marking the "auto-allocate" option, the system proceeds to formatting, 
and after a moment or two it hangs. I tried it both with "auto-allocate" and 
manual with the same result. To begin with I thought the problem was caused by 
a bad disk, but as the same thing happened with 3 (2 IBMs, 1 Maxtor) different 
disks, I guessed it had to be something else. After trying many things that 
didn't help, I tried to setup my BIOS to not use auto-detect-mode, but enter 
the bios and lock the hard disk option to my hard disk.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set your BIOS to autodetect all ide disks
2. Start installer by booting from CD
3. When reaching disk handling choose auto-allocate and hit enter
4. Wait 2 secs

Actual Results:  The system froze, and didn't return (gave up after 15 minutes)

Expected Results:  The installer should have formatted my disk

Additional info:

My system consists of a Asus motheboard A7V266-E which incorporates the VIA 
KT266A chipset. 
My BIOS version was #11.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-16 18:01:19 EDT
Can you switch to tty4 with ctrl-alt-f4 and see if there are any errors there? 
Additionally, do you get different results in text mode?
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-04 22:58:23 EDT
Closing due to lack of activity.  Please reopen if you see this on
current releases and have further information to add to the report.

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