Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82818
(IDE)Installer crashed at partition check
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:23 EDT
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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):
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
This is a new Compaq Presario 1516US. 30GB HDD, 256 MB Ram, 2.0 GHz Pentium 4
Could you explain what you mean by 'partition check'?
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:
This is where it hangs.
I hope this helps.
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