Machine: IBM THinkPad 600E
The installation process fails as soon as it tries to create or use any
disk partitions, with the message:
"An error occurred reading the partition table for the block device hda.
The error was: No such file or directory"
I've tried on a non-partitioned disk space as well as on a partitioned disk
(using Partition Magic 5.0 to create a Linux partition).
A Linux forum has reported that a disk problem might occur with certain
version of the 600E BIOS. I tried several BIOS versions and it still didn't
We actually had a machine demonstrating the same thing here in the office after
the IS guy upgraded the BIOS, so I can confirm that it is happening, as well as
confirm that it is related to the BIOS (the machine was running linux prior to
the BIOS upgrade) I have sent email to him asking what BIOS version he ended up
reverting to, so I will let you know as soon as I know. In the mean time, we
were actually able to get the machine going using the latest boot images (beta
boot images) available now from Red Hat. If you are interested, take a look at
the beta and see if that works.
OK, I checked with our IS guy and he said that he flashed the BIOS to the latest
revision and things worked from there. Please reopen the bug if you are still