Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78765
Installer crashed complaining about inconsistent partition table
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer gets to the screen where it asks wether I would like to use automatic
partitioning, disk druid or fdisk. I choose Disk druid. installer displays
message box stating that: the partition table on /dev/hda/ is inconsistent .....
blah blah ..... .
When I click Ignore machine freezes.
My partition table can not be *that* screwed up, beacuse I have been using this
disk, with same partitions for years under windows. (when creating partitions
for my windows two years ago I have intentionally left some space for future
I have even tried to run Partition Magic program (windows application) to create
swap and ex2fs partitions. Installer freezes anyway. I have got another disk in
my machine that is OK. What if I wanted to install linux on that other disc?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Every time I try to run setup on one particular machine.
I can send you snapshot of my partition table if you provide some tool for that,
or tell me how to do it.
I can install RedHat 8.0 linux from the same media on other machines.
Matt could you see if this is a parted issue please?
I do not know if this is related, but I had a similar freeze going from Redhat 6.2 to 7.2
on a PC100 598LMR motherboard. I tried everything but nothing worked. Then out of
desparation I tried a BIOS setup and forced the hard drive to run in PIO Mode 0 (yeah,
this reduses performace), but to my amazement it didn't freeze anymore and finished the
initialization. After installation was complete, I put the BIOS back to the correct
setting. Everything ran fine. Why I don't know?
Reacion to Comment from Mike Hmelovsky
....... Then out of desparation I tried a BIOS setup and forced the hard drive
to run in PIO Mode 0 .......
I (the original submiter of the bug) have tried to set BIOS this way. I have
switched off all the IDE optimalization, prefetch, PIO, even ultra DMA, I have
even forced BIOS to use disk as LBA (instead of "Auto"). Nothing helps. Thanks
for the tip.
This should be happier in newer releases. Please reopen if it still
occurs and you have more information to add to the problem report.