Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106643
Installer crash when creating >5 partitions within an extended partition.
Last modified: 2016-04-18 05:43:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda crash when creating >5 partitions within an extended partition.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
STEPS TO REPRODUCE:
1) Begin an install of RH EL 3 beta 1
2) Created enough partitions to exceed the 5 partition within the extended
partition. I created partitions /a through /i (/a through /c on the primary; /d
through /i on the extended).
3) When creating the last partition (by double clicking on the partition
itself), I selected the rest of the disk. Doing this caused anaconda to crash
and generate a report. The install could not continue.
Actual Results: Installer crash
Expected Results: Install
Work-around: Select "new" and create the last partition that way (instead of
double clicking on the partition).
Duplicate of Bug 101432 (restricted access)
THIS BUG CREATED TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE WITH PUBLIC (original bug was IHV specific)
This is the error message when the problem occurs:
"Could not allocate requested partitions. Partitioning failed: Could not
allocate cylinder based partitions."
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-08-05 11:34 -------
If you increase the starting cylinder of the last partition you create by one,
or if that doesnt work, reduce the last cylinder number by one, or change both
limits if necessary.
There is a problem with parted (the partitioning library) that will occasionally
come up where it reports regions of the disk are available which are not.
Reducing the last cylinder number by one corrects the problem...will this be fixed?
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2003-08-15 11:29 -------
This is a parted issue (previously reported against parted).
This is not fixed in RHEL3 "gold". You need to use the work-around described
above. Will attempt for fix in errata.