Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 870435
Unknown partitions only appear on manual partitioning menu the first time it is entered
Last modified: 2012-10-26 16:08:14 EDT
Description of problem:
"Unknown" partitions only appear on the MANUAL PARTITIONING menu the first time it is entered.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[image size: 743440384] Sep 12 21:34 Fedora-18-Alpha-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso
On system that never had Fedora (or any Linux) installation:
Boot live image. Use fdisk to create ext4 partitions and make
the filesystems. Set desired / partition as bootable.
Select Install to Hard Disk, then follow steps below.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select INSTALLATION DESTINATION under STORAGE.
2. Select the one local disk (ATA Hitachi HTS72505). Click CONTINUE.
3. On Installation Options popup,
select "Let me review & customize the partitioning of the disks anyway".
4. Expand "Unknown".
5. FINISH PARTITIONING
6. re-enter MANUAL PARTITIONING
Unknown partitions are no longer listed.
Unknown partitions listed, just as they were on first entry to MANUAL PARTITIONING.
Shutdown/reboot restores the Unknown partitions list (the first time).
The alpha is quite old now. Can you try one of the latest Beta test composes? http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/18-Beta-TC6/
It does appear to be fixed in the Beta.
Oct 19 22:23 Fedora-18-Beta-TC6-x86_64-Live-XFCE.iso
Great, thanks for retesting.