Bug 82818 - (IDE)Installer crashed at partition check
Summary: (IDE)Installer crashed at partition check
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-27 07:33 UTC by Joseph Lappi
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:27 UTC

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Description Joseph Lappi 2003-01-27 07:33:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
While installing RH 8.0, the installer hangs while conducting the partition 
check. I can boot with a RH 7.2, with the expert option, then switch the 
install disk to RH 8.0 when it asks for the location of the install media. It 
proceeds fine until it comes to the partitioning section, where it crashes 
completely and aborts the install. I have tried to save the dump to a floppy 
but the install won't write to the floppy. I have tried several times with the 
same result every time. This also occurs with RH 7.3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot with install media for RH 8.0.
2.Hangs while conducting the partition check.

Actual Results:  System hangs.

Expected Results:  Successful detection of the partition and continuing with 
the install.

Additional info:

This is a new Compaq Presario 1516US. 30GB HDD, 256 MB Ram, 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 17:10:57 UTC
Could you explain what you mean by 'partition check'?


Comment 2 Joseph Lappi 2003-01-27 21:00:25 UTC
By 'Partition Check' is mean a portion of the boot process just after either 
1) Presented with the initial install selection routine, i.e. Install or 
Upgrade, Expert, ...etc. or 2) I was able to install RH 7.3 using the 7.2 disk 
as a boot disk, using the expert option, and changing the install media when 
it asks for the location. RH 7.3 installed just fine but it still hangs when 
performing the 'Partition Check'. The partition check section begins with the 
dialog on the screen:
"Uniform Multi-platform E-IDE Driver Revision 6.31"
"ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; overide with idebus=xx"

A few lines below this it has:
"Partition Check"
"hda             "

This is where it hangs.

I hope this helps.

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:27 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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