Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25164
Obscure error message when trying to make big root partition.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:57 EDT
I was using the GUI install to try and install beta-2 on a 1.2 G hard
I wanted to make a root partition of 1.1 G and a swap partition of 100 M.
However, I can't make a partition bigger than 504 M. It fails with the
message "Couldn't fit boot partition".
However, if I make a 10 M /boot partition first I can make a big root
partition after that. I assume that this is some 1024 cylinder limit for
the /boot partition. It would be nice if there was a button on the error
dialog box, "About this error", which would display something like:
You have attempted to make a partition larger than the 1024 cylinder limit
/boot partition. It is recommended that you make a small /boot partition
making the rest of your partitions.
Or something like that.
Probably will address before GOLD release.