|Summary:||Installer fails while attempting to partition IDE drive|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Kaj J. Niemi <kajtzu>|
|Component:||parted||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-11-21 00:18:37 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Kaj J. Niemi 2003-01-29 11:49:17 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030121 Description of problem: Am booting off a normal RH8 CD1 for either manual or kickstart installation. Anaconda replies: "The kernel was unable to re-read the partition table on /tmp/hda (device or resource busy). This means that Linux knows nothing about any modifications you made. You should reboot your computer before doing anything with /tmp/hda" Installation pretty much ends here no matter what I do. ;-) I'm able to reproduce this both manually and via kickstart. No weird errors are reported anywhere. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install RH8 on a clean system 2. Follow prompts, wait for partitioning 3. Attempt to partition Expected Results: Partition should be written and installation should continue. Additional info: Motherboard is a Intel SE7500CW2 (Clearwater) and the IDE drive is connected to the Primary IDE bus. There's really nothing wrong with the IDE drives since WinXP installs fine, Win2K installs fine and FreeBSD seems to install fine. Also if going through "linux rescue" and doing "fdisk /dev/hda" one is able to write a new partition table without any problems. I'll try to get the lspci -v and dmesg off the server somehow, if needed. This seems to be similar to a problem reported in bug #64788, #82269 seems to be similar too.
Comment 1 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-01-29 12:08:36 UTC
Failed on drive type Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 (40 GB), shows up as 6E040L0510211 (or 6E040L05), tried with several. Changed to an IBM IC35L040AVVN07-0 (40 GB) and it started working.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2003-02-06 03:40:06 UTC
what kind of IDE hard drive did you have?
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2003-02-06 03:40:27 UTC
*** Bug 82269 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Oliver Schonefeld 2003-03-26 11:10:59 UTC
We have the same Problem here. We've already exchaged an 80GB IBM Drive (can't remember exact model) for a 80 GB Matror Drive (Maxtor 6Y080L0 ATA-133) but still no success. Mainboard is a MSI-9211 and the drive is currently connected as master on the primary ide bus. I can create partitions with fdisk when anaconda creashed and the kernel sees them on the next boot but even if I hardwire partitions in the kickstart installation (e.g. part / --fstype=ext3 -onpart=hda1) , the installer aborts this error message.
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 2003-03-26 15:09:44 UTC
Do you get the "device or resource busy" message? Can you attach your ks.cfg?
Comment 6 Oliver Schonefeld 2003-03-26 16:01:57 UTC
Created attachment 90725 [details] Kickstart Configuration some unimportant parts omitted
Comment 7 Matt Wilson 2003-03-26 16:10:08 UTC
And it falls over every time?
Comment 8 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-06-25 14:38:45 UTC
Matt, Somehow I got one of these back (surprise, surprise!) on my table exhibiting the problem described earlier on.. Is there anything special you want me to run on it because now is the time if ever ;-)
Comment 9 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-08-26 17:12:25 UTC
Please feel free to close this issue, it doesn't seem to be reproducible with the RH9 or Severn installer... lots of other fun things with the CW2 motherboards as well.
Comment 10 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-11-21 00:18:37 UTC
Resolving as CURRENTRELEASE, not happening with the FC1 installer either.