Bug 166858 - Disk-Druid makes it impossible to optimise the disk partition layout
Disk-Druid makes it impossible to optimise the disk partition layout
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-08-26 10:52 EDT by John Hunter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-30 14:49:06 EDT
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Description John Hunter 2005-08-26 10:52:27 EDT
Description of problem: The disc layout/formatting utility is silly

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): FC4

How reproducible: guaranteed

Steps to Reproduce: just try to organise a sensible disc layout
Actual results: randomly disposed partitions with the swap partition, in
particular, put in the worst possible place.

Expected results: The partitions placed in the actual order that they were
input. Usually, if you are configuring in `expert' mode, the human knows
better than any machine.

Additional info: If the disk-druid is going to be at all useful, it could do
worse (in fact it does) if it were to keep the partitions '/', swap and '/usr'
together in that order, regardless of any other partitions. Secondly, alien
partitions should be left where they are placed. Finally, why no xfs partitions
on a ppc?
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-08-30 14:49:06 EDT
The ordering is based on putting the biggest partition in the biggest freespace
and continuing to be able to optimize growing partitions.  Doing otherwise leads
to incredibly non-obvious user interaction.

If you have a deep care of exactly how partitions are laid out, you can use
parted from tty2.

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