Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124732
fdisk option for fdisk partitioning is not present
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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Description of problem:
The RHEL 3 installer for AS and WS does not have an option for the ol'
good fdisk based disk partitioning.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the installation program and go to the point where it gives a
choice of disk partitioning methods.
This is intentional. It ended up leaving a horrible UI and users who
know enough to understand fdisk also understand virtual terminals
enough to switch to one to use if they absolutely have to.
I don't mind switching to the alternative console but then I have to
remember things like the major and minor char device numbers for say
/dev/hda1 or /dev/sdb since for some reason those files are not
present in /dev during installation. You'd be surprised how many
people absolutely have to do it with fdisk given that certain
partition layouts are plain impossible with disk druid since it tends
to rearrange the actual order of partitions on the disk to its liking
(which seems to be linked to partition size and such). My $0.02.