Bug 80494 - wrong disk geometry ?
Summary: wrong disk geometry ?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-27 06:17 UTC by Féliciano Matias
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-27 18:01:29 UTC

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Description Féliciano Matias 2002-12-27 06:17:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
Sorry for my poor english.

Anaconda (or something else) complains about differente geometry in parted and
Linux. A dialbox say :
bios/parted geometry : 39761/16/63 (defaut bios values)
linux geometry : 2494/255/63 (confirmed with /var/log/message)

In the dialbox i can chose :
<ignore> : ignore the error. anaconda scan the disk to find an old RedHat
After disk druid show this partition table :
type  size  start   end
ext3    10      1    21
vfat  4096     22  8343
ext3 15080   8344 38981
swap   259  38982 39507
free   125  39508 39761 # normal. there is some bad blocks that swap can't handle.

<cancel> : Don't use the disk to find an old RedHat installation. However, disk
druid show the partition table of the disk and i can do an installation on the
disk :
type  size  start   end
free    <1      1     1     # normal ?
ext3    10      1     2
vfat  4096      2   524
ext3 15080    524  2446
swap   259   2446  2479
free   125   2479  2495     # normal, there is some bad blocks that swap can't

Changing the bios values give me the same behavior. Adding hda=39761,16,63 to
boot parameters seems OK. No error message. So i don't need to chose between
<ignore> and <cancel> .

I do a complet installation with default bios, without boot parameters and
chosing <ignore> when the error message append.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installe RedHat Phoebe
2. Check values from disk druid    

Actual Results:  Partition table change when <ignore> or <cancel> is used.

Expected Results:  Same partition table.

Additional info:

Mainbord : MSI K7T266 Pro2 Ver2.0
IDE controler : VIA vt8233 (rev 00) IDE UDMA100 controller
Hard disk :
WDC WD205AA-00BAA0, ATA DISK drive
40079088 sectors (20520 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39761/16/63, UDMA(66)

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2003-01-02 23:25:59 UTC
did Red Hat Linux 8.0 get a different geometry?  Can you attach
/var/log/messages output?  Also, when in phoebe, go to Ctrl+Alt+F2 and copy
/tmp/syslog to a floppy (using mcopy is the easiest way) and attach that as well.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 18:01:29 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to
add to the report.

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