Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 226988
Install Fedora 7 Test 1 from DVD will not use free space on hard drive
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:56 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download, check Sha1sum, Burn F7T1 desktop DVD, Check media - pass
2. Use Custom Partitioning, Try to add a new partition in free space
Actual results: Error message generated:
Could Not allocate requested partition. Partitioning failed. Could not
allocate partitions as primary partition. Not enough space left to create partiion.
Expected results: Create partition and format for installation.
Additional info: This is an AMD/Nvidia mainboard (Asus A8N-E) with one SATA
250GB drive, having 3 primary partitions, one extended partition containing 7
other logical partitions. The new partition would be sda12. There is 70GB free
space from which I requested a 10GB new partition.
I gave up and used one of the existing logical partitions (sda10) to install F7T1.
Could you please attach /tmp/anaconda.log from a failed installation to this bug
report? We'd like to narrow down if this is an anaconda bug or a parted bug as
the error message you're seeing is sort of a catch-all.
I did a new install this morning, and of course everything worked, despite
having tried several times before I filed the bug.
However, I think I've figured out what happened. A week or so ago, I decided to
try VMware and had to convert my winXP installation to a virtual copy. I needed
disk space for this and using gparted discovered that the unallocated space was
not included in the extended partition (I have 3 other primary partitions.) I
then increased the size of the extended partition to include all unallocated
space, and made a new logical partition with part of the space.
So, when I later installed Test 2 and this morning tried again with Test 1, the
free space was available to parted.
I will close this as NOTABUG. The only improvement I could suggest is for
parted or anaconda to provide a different error message. I see now that the
message "Could not allocate partitions as primary partition." was a hint, but
the following "Not enough space left to create partiion." left me confused.
Sorry for the false alarm and thanks for looking into it.