Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2372
fdisk can't handle large drives
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 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
This has been assigned to a developer for further review.gafton
What drive and model number?
Assigned to msw, as the installer needs to take care of this too.
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".