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Re: message "unable to align partition" during install

Marc Mouriès wrote:


during the install a message dialog appears saying "unable to align
i ignored the message but after the setup ran well the boot hangs.

Any idea ?

update from RHL9 - FC2, no great problems fc2 is booting.

while installation i had the same message "unable to align partition"

switching to tty1 will tell you:

"unable to align partition properly.
this probably means that an other partitioning tool generated an incorrect partition table, because it didn´t have the correct BIOS geometry.
it is safe to ignore, but ignoring may cause (fixable) problems with some boot loaders.

switching to tty2 you could see something like this with sfdisk:

# sfdisk -l
the partition table looks like it was made for C/H/S=*/255/63 (instead of 77557/16/63)
for the listing i assume this geometry
start = 63 - this looks like a partition rather than the entire disk

what luck that i have no win-dual-boot :-)


# dmidecode | head -39
# dmidecode 2.2
SMBIOS 2.3 present.
37 structures occupying 990 bytes.
Table at 0x000F0800.
Handle 0x0000
       DMI type 0, 19 bytes.
       BIOS Information
               Vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
               Version: 6.00 PG
               Release Date: 05/29/2003
               Address: 0xE0000
               Runtime Size: 128 kB
               ROM Size: 256 kB
                       ISA is supported
                       PCI is supported
                       PNP is supported
                       APM is supported
                       BIOS is upgradeable
                       BIOS shadowing is allowed
                       ESCD support is available
                       Boot from CD is supported
                       Selectable boot is supported
                       BIOS ROM is socketed
                       EDD is supported
                       5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                       5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                       3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                       3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                       Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
                       8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                       Serial services are supported (int 14h)
                       Printer services are supported (int 17h)
                       CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                       ACPI is supported
                       USB legacy is supported
                       AGP is supported
                       LS-120 boot is supported
                       ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported

-- shrek-m

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