Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103572
want big FAT32 partitions in DiskDruid
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
Please enable DiskDruid to create large FAT32 partitions (larger than 2GB).
Being restricted to "vfat" and only 2GB or less is not helpful when trying to
install and/or upgrade a dual-boot RedHat/Windows machine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.During install, select Manual partitioning using DiskDruid.
2.Try to create a FAT32 partition of 6GB (anything more than 2GB).
Actual Results: The only partition type which is close is "vfat" [perhaps this
is technically correct, but a synonym of "FAT32" is much more user friendly],
and even vfat is restricted to no more than 2GB.
Expected Results: FAT32 listed as a partition type [alias], with no restriction
to 2GB or less.
Workaround: use fdisk. Go Back to Auto/Manual question dialog, type
<Ctrl><Alt>F2 to get a shell, invoke fdisk, create the partition, write
partition table, exit fdisk. Type <Ctrl><Alt>F7 to get back to Auto/Manual
dialog page, select Manual with DiskDruid, click Forward to partition edit page.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69078 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.