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Bug 157765 - Installer makes an error when partitioning the disk under Toshiba Satellite S5100
Summary: Installer makes an error when partitioning the disk under Toshiba Satellite S...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 138419
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-05-14 17:51 UTC by YLB
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 13:51:51 UTC

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Description YLB 2005-05-14 17:51:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing Fedora Core 3 on a laptop (Toshiba Satellite S5100-603), the installer makes an error at partitioning. The message is "Assertion (heads > 0) at disk_dos.c:485 in function probe_parition_for_geom() failed.".
The installer crashes when the button "Ignore" is clicked. But with the "Cancel" one, it's possible to partition the disk manually and then to finish the install process.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Simply run the installer.
2. Then, the error messages appear every time, even when manually partitioning
3. In auto partitioning, the installer stops and says that it was impossible to mount the / partition (of course : the partitioning didn't occur).

Additional info:

When the installer crashes, if the "Ignore" button is clicked, then the messages are shown in text-mode, followed by a statement telling that the computer must be rebooted.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-05-16 13:51:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138419 ***

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