Bug 208394 - installer doesn't accept valid partitioning scheme.
Summary: installer doesn't accept valid partitioning scheme.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-28 11:07 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-15 21:04:49 UTC

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Description David Woodhouse 2006-09-28 11:07:42 UTC
fc6 install on pSeries with the following partitioning:

 - PReP boot
 - 1GiB swap
 - ext3 rootfs

The installer doesn't let me -- it says there's no boot partition close enough
to the beginning of the disk for OpenFirmware. That's not true -- the above
scheme would work fine.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-28 14:52:37 UTC
Per IBM (long ago, but nevertheless), the /boot bits need to be below 4G and so
anaconda enforces that.  It's easy to not have that check, but I'm not going to
pull it unless we are 110% sure that it won't break things.

Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2006-09-28 15:01:02 UTC
OK, that makes a certain amount of sense -- but can we have the message tell us
that? (the 4GiB bit).

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-28 15:04:53 UTC
Changing at this point breaks all the translations -- we can improve the message

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