Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76064
Installer hangs when disk formatting is started
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:38 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
My system consists of a Asus motheboard A7V266-E which incorporates the VIA
My BIOS version was #11.
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?
Closing due to lack of activity. Please reopen if you see this on
current releases and have further information to add to the report.