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Bug 82269 - installer gives the error kernel cannot re-read the partion table
Summary: installer gives the error kernel cannot re-read the partion table
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: parted
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-20 18:14 UTC by David C Fogg
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-04 14:00:04 UTC

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Description David C Fogg 2003-01-20 18:14:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
the installer gives the error  the kernel cannot reread the partion table linux
know nothing about the changes you made reboot before doing anything with
/dev/hda install then crashes when the error is ignored

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.put the installaion disk in the cd-rom
2.follow the installaion steps untill the error occurs

Actual Results:  The installation program said that the kernel could not reread
the partion table reboot before doing anything with /dev/hda error ignored
installation proceeds to start installing packages then crashes with the same
error message kerel cannot reread the partion table installation aborts.

Expected Results:  Anormal install of redhat linux 8.0 on my new system

Additional info:

Computer information
AMD athlon mp dual processor on a gigabyte GA-7DPXDW+ motherbord motherboard has
onbord raid controller disabled and used as ide ata 133 Hard drive is 80
gigabytes Model	WDC WD800BB-00BSA0
 memory is 512 megabytes

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-21 17:47:07 UTC
If you switch to VC4 when the error occurs (press cntl-alt-f4), see if there are
any IDE or hard drive errors and write them down and attach here.

Comment 2 David C Fogg 2003-01-21 20:10:31 UTC
The cnrl atl f4 screen reads as follows
<7> ISO9660 Extensions :RRIP_1991A
<4> unable to identify CD-ROM Format
<4> VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev(7,0)
<6> md:raid0 personality registered as nr2
<6> md:raid1 personality registered as nr3
<6> raid5 : measuring checksumming speed
<4> 8 regss :2342.800 MB/sec
<4> 32 regs :1470.800 MB/sec
<4> pII_mmx :3588.800 MB/sec
<4> p5_mmx  :4584.400 MB/sec
<4> raid5 :using function:p5_mmx(4584.400 MB/sec)
<6> md:raid5 personality registered as nr4
<6> Journal Block Device driver loaded
<6> LVM version 1.0.3 (19/02/2002) module loaded
<6> parport0 :PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP(,...)]

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2003-02-06 03:40:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82989 ***

Comment 4 David C Fogg 2003-02-07 19:45:13 UTC
Although the bug was marked as a duplicate no way to resolve the problem has 
been put forth. The duplicate bug is still open although the submitter has 
solved the problem by installing a new hard drive. I have not solved this 
problem in this manor and would like to keep the bug open.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-25 18:50:20 UTC
Is this still a problem with current releases?

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-04 14:00:04 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen this bug if you have further
information to add to the report.

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