Fedora Core 3 Instalation Fails

By Johnny36
Jun 2, 2005
  1. Hi:

    I´m new in Linux and I´m trying to install Fedora Core 3 in my computer as a second OS.
    When running Anaconda I get several dialog boxes with title "Bug" and saying:

    "Assertion (heads < 256) at disk_dos.c:486 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed"

    "Assertion ((C*heads + H) *sectors + S==A) at disk_dos.c:495 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed"

    "Assertion (heads < =63) at disk_dos.c:490 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed"

    After this, the insatalation exits.

    Can someone give some help on this?

    I´m using an AMD k6-2 450 MHz with windows Me. I have 2 HDD, one (master) with 120 GB and the other ( slave) with 8.5 GB. 320 MB of RAM.
    I have two partitons on the 120 GB HDD, the boot one and the other empty. I want to install Linux on this partition.

  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

  3. Johnny36

    Johnny36 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Problem solved


    The update to Anaconda I found on the link you gave solved the problem.

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Score! Nice one!
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