Another stellar release from the Fedora project

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at
Sun Jun 3 06:10:19 UTC 2007

Jim Cornette wrote:
> David Timms wrote:
>> Jim Cornette wrote:
>>> Roo wrote:
>>>> Working FC6 installation... I use upgrade DVD
>> ...
>> Does this sound like : ?
>> DaveT.
> Thanks David for pointing out the source of the problem. I added
> options libata ignore_hpa=1
> to my /etc/modprobe.conf file since I started the yum localupgrade 
> route. I will probably also need to add the line to my rawhide 
> installation though it does not depend upon the disk that is giving errors.
> I will probably try out the
> boot: linux libata.ignore_hpa=1
> using the DVD to attempt installation after the update finishes via yum.
> I saw the comment you added to bugzilla before sifting through the 500+ 
> emails from the list.
> Thanks,
> Jim

That disk geometry error problem was too bad for me to bother pursuing 
saving that installation. I just removed the later partitions while 
booted into development using fdisk. I made an extended and two 
partitions within the extended partition for swap and /. The new system 
is a mess but all of /home is still intact. There is just now so many 
programs that need to be reinstalled.

The updated system panicked on reboot and the Rescue mode panicked also.

I don't know if the addition to modprobe or the installer option work or 


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