Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21254
can't get past partition screen/large disk
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:59 EDT
If you can access support number 161198 it is all explained there, and
your support people suggested I contacdt you.
I have a 40GB disk, and want to install linux on the top 10GB (W2000
occupies the bottom 30GB), booting from a diskette (since I don't want to
tinker with my MBR). When I partition correctly (root, boot, and swap) all
show that they were successfully created, but the NEXT button doesn't
light. I only suspect that it is the large disk, and your support people
have run out of ideas.
All the specifics are in the exchanges with support. I've previously run
RH linux (earlier versions) on two other machines, with no problems.
Assigning to QA to reproduce.
We are having trouble seeing this problem (we don't have the exact disk you do)
... just a couple of questions (maybe you already answered, if so, please bear
with me! :) )
* Are you able to create the partitions using fdisk, and then assign mount points?
* In expert mode, are you able to create one single linux partition, and then
assign the / mount points and advance ...?
* could you attach the output of fdisk -l for your drive (ie list your partition
Yes, I had no trouble creating Ext 2 partitions (all three), and assigning
mount points /, /boot/ and /swap. The system kept asking for a mount point for
my W2000 partition, and I gave it /w2k, but that didn't seem to matter.
I can't supply fdisk -l because I erased it all, but I had done so before, and
it all reported as normal. Partition magic listed all the partitions, including
the NTFS partition for W2k and the three ext2 partitions for linux.
I also hate to tell you, but Caldera's version 2.4 installed without a hitch,
and with no participation on my part. I'd still much rather use RH, because
that is what I am used to, but ...
There are several large disk problems which the coming 2.4 kernel will correct.