Bug 2372 - fdisk can't handle large drives
fdisk can't handle large drives
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-26 12:54 EDT by pickens
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 01:58:56 EDT
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Description pickens 1999-04-26 12:54:03 EDT
This bug is related to 1077, but is more specific.
fdisk is not able to partition the last 5GB of a 20GB
drive. Presumably, this problem is due to fdisk using
32-bit ints intead of 64-bit long-longs.

As a result, I cannot install Linux on my machine at all.
Will a 64-bit version of fdisk be made available in
the near future?

fdisk reports wrong cylinder numbers in the extended
partition. I add logical partitions anyway. When I
attemp to "verify" fdisk reports that they all overlap
each other. Moreover, when I exit fdisk, the install
program complains that it cannot read the partition table
of /tmp/hdd.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-07 15:30:59 EDT
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.gafton
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-18 12:46:59 EDT
What drive and model number?
Assigned to msw, as the installer needs to take care of this too.
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 1999-10-05 01:58:59 EDT
Closed due to lack of feedback. I have been able to use the curent
fdisk from 6.0 and 6.1 to partition an IBM Deskstar 22GB IDE drive, so
I know that at least "works for me".

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