hard disk (size) not detected correctly?

Bug #62213 reported by tresenm on 2006-09-24
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Bug Description

Bottom line says no space left on device. This is a 30 gig hard drive and I chose to erase and reformat the whole thing.

I had edgy installed and decided to install dapper again, it hung at 15% when I chose to use the existing partitions, so I decided I'd better just wipe it out and start over, so I chose to erase the entire drive.

Thanks!
MaryJo

tresenm (maryjo) wrote :
tresenm (maryjo) wrote :
tresenm (maryjo) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Dennis Kaarsemaker (dennis) wrote :

Thanks for your report, this is also bug 48355

tresenm (maryjo) wrote :

I don't see how this is a dupe of 48355. My hard drive is 30 gigs and all it had on it was Edgy, when I selected the option to reformat the entire disk. How can it be out of space?

Not sure if this is how I should reply, but here is my comment:

I don't see how this is a dupe of 48355. My hard drive is 30 gigs and
all it had on it was Edgy, when I selected the option to reformat the
entire disk. How can it be out of space?

Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 48355 ***
>
> Thanks for your report, this is also bug 48355
>
> ** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 48355
> partitioner should warn about too small disk while autopartitioning (some_device)
>
>

According to the logs, /dev/hdb1 is a bit under 2 GB which explains why the install failed. Since you chose to automatically partition, this shouldn't be happening. I'm temporarily unmarking this as a dupe to make sure it doesn't get lost ( if it turns out to be an original problem)

Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

There is an interesting error in /var/log/installer/syslog

/lib/partman/recipes.sh: line 31: local: `-': not a valid identifier

and /lib/partman/recipes.sh does indeed have a line 31:

    local ignore ram line word min factor max fs -

which looks odd to me. Can '-' be used this way in shell scripts?

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

This is a red herring. 'local -' doesn't work in bash, but it doesn't matter here.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

If you have a 30GB disk, the kernel doesn't know about it:

Sep 24 19:23:20 ubuntu kernel: [17179577.372000] hdb: 4059264 sectors (2078 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=4092/16/62, UDMA(66)

Perhaps you have another hard disk that the dapper kernel doesn't recognise?

MillenniumBug (millenniumbug) wrote :

This bug report is several years old and concerns obsolete versions of Ubuntu. It has now been marked 'invalid'.

If the bug still appears in Ubuntu 10.10, feel free to open a new report.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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