Bug 103978 - autopartition generates bad partitions
autopartition generates bad partitions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: parted (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-09-08 14:42 EDT by Pete Nishimoto
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-25 15:24:54 EDT
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details on anaconda autoparotion failues (34.16 KB, text/plain)
2003-09-08 14:47 EDT, Pete Nishimoto
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Description Pete Nishimoto 2003-09-08 14:42:23 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79C-CCK-MCD  [en] (X11; U; SunOS 5.9 sun4u)

Description of problem:
When using autopartition, depending upon the geometry of the disk, 
partitions may be allocated which are not on sector boudnaries.
Thus, during installation, if the autopartitioned disk is to be
scanned prior to package installation, if the partition is
NOT on a sector boundary, badblocks will fail and the installation
process will stop

See attachment for more (lots more) details

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.select autopartition and scan the partitions created		
2.select more packages than room on the partition
3.after the 1st badblocks scan, anaconda will notice that there isn't
  enough room.  Remove packages until they all fit on the partition
4.disk will be scanned a 2nd time.  If the partition is not on a 
  cylinder boundary, badblocks will fail and the installation will 

Actual Results:  badblocks fails and installation stops		

Expected Results:  badblocks success and installation continues

Additional info:
Comment 1 Pete Nishimoto 2003-09-08 14:47:37 EDT
Created attachment 94311 [details]
details on anaconda autoparotion failues

This attachment contins detailed debug analysis of the problem and
possible fixes
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-09-10 15:12:35 EDT
This looks like its related to how parted aligns partition requests. 

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