Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229983
Anaconda disk partitioning program can't create extended partitions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:57 EST
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Description of problem:
The disk partitioning program that comes with Anaconda does not allow extended partitions to be created. For example, it is not possible to start with an unpartitioned drive, say /dev/hda, and create /dev/hda1 as an extended partition which fills the entire drive and contains the logical partitions /dev/hda5,6,7.
I realize that you can do Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get a command shell and do fdisk /dev/hda. One problem with this is that, on two of my newer machines, Ctrl-Alt-F7 does not get you back to the installer, it just hangs. Another problem is that this is not an elegant solution.
I respectively suggest that the paritioning part of the installer be changed to allow an explicit use of fdisk. I believe Red Hat 6, 7, 8 had this feature.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to use Anaconda (Disk Druid?) to create an extended partition.
2.There appears no way to do it.
"Extended" partitions are an implementation detail and are created on demand as