|Summary:||Disk Druid will not create more than one primary partition|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Adam Thompson <athompso>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-02-05 23:57:11 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Adam Thompson 1999-01-23 21:33:39 UTC
Disk Druid cannot (so far as I can tell) be forced to create PRIMARY partitions. The first partition on the drive becomes /dev/hda1, but hda2,hda3,hda4 are always skipped. The next partition is always hda5, which is some bizarre MSDOS-extended-partition-like scheme. This is confusing for long-time users of Linux, but can be REALLY bad in a system that dual-boots between RH5.2 and some other Linux system. Additionally, Partition Magic seems to get confused by this scheme. (Although -- Partition Magic seems confused in general, by this computer :-). I realize that this is more "flexible" for people who don't fully understand partitioning, or who don't have experience reformatting hard disks :-) but for such an otherwise pretty installer, I'd like to be able to get rid of fdisk. However, I like primary partitions. Period.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-02-05 23:57:59 UTC
Thanky you for your suggestion. It will be considered for the next release of Red Hat Linux. Until then we have left fdisk available for people who want more flexibility on how they want their partitions setup. Disk druid attempts to hide the specifics from the general user. It is causing problems with other partitioning utilities which does not happen with fdisk then we of course would like to know abou that.