Bug 506277

Summary: Manually disk partitioning of Custom Layout of the installer produces a write error
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Panos Kavalagios <Panagiotis.Kavalagios>
Component: anacondaAssignee: David Lehman <dlehman>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Panos Kavalagios 2009-06-16 10:44:53 EDT
Description of problem: Using Custom Disk Layout of the installer, it produces an error when you select to "Write Changes on disk".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 11 Installation DVD disc for 32bit

How reproducible: Remove middle extended partitions or primary partitions and recreate them with different sizes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the Fedora 11 installation and choose a clean installation
2. Choose to manually partition (Custom Disk Layout)
3. Assuming a current existing layout:

/dev/sda1 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 Linux
/dev/sda3 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 Linux
/dev/sda6 Linux
/dev/sda7 Linux
/dev/sda8 Linux
/dev/sda9 W95 FAT32

4. Remove partitions 2,3 and 5-6
5. Recreate 2 and 3 with different sizes
6. Recreate three other extended partitions to fill up the remaining size
7. Save changes by pressing "Write changes to disk" button from the popup
Actual results: An error is reported and the modifications were unable to be saved

Expected results: Installer saves the disk modification and proceeds with the installation

Additional info: A workaround is to boot again from the installation disk and when you reach the partition screen, press ctrl-F2 to get a virtual console. Use "fdisk /dev/sda" from the prompt provided to make the same modifications and then "w" to write the changes to disk. Then reboot again with the installation dvd on and your new custom layout is ready to accept the new OS.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 10:58:44 EDT
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 09:03:28 EDT
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