Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82626
cant get past partition step exception occurs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:16 EDT
Description of problem: Cant get through the partition step on any one of the
three possible partition utilities, gives me the following error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible:Happens every time. I was able to load this Version ( of Linux
) on an older 300 mghz pc i have so it has something to do with my new setup.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to load linux
Actual results: resets pc
Created attachment 89565 [details]
I'm getting this too.
If its hardware related I am IBM Thinkpad X22. I had redhat 7.3 on this box
running fine before.
Gonna try to simplify my partition table (without anacodna) and retry.
PS. As a newbie I don't know how to read the dump anaconda writes to floppy,
otherwise I'd post that here. Can anyone send me a link on how to do that (from
Hi, i made the mistake to use a Redhat 7.3 boot diskette (bootnet.img) and
when i used the Redhat 8.0 boot image (bootnet.img again) the problem has gone
away. Maybe that will work for you too!
The installer died looking for previous logical volumes (LVM) on your drives.
I'm guessing you don't have LVM on your drives currently?
How do you have your drives partitioned?
I flashed my system bios with an update and was then able to get through the
partitioning it still gave me a couple errors but was able to get through it.
Answer to the question above.
I had my disk in every imaginable state. 1. Completely empty not formatted, 2.
one drive fat 3. Already partioned with / /boot /swap /home ( by using my
mandrake disks and none of these worked. I also used fdisk /mbr that didn't
Okay, we have a workaround in our current codebase that will be in the next
release to handle this more gracefully.