I have mainly tested this with kickstart, but after dropping manually to diskdruid. I still can't created more than four partitions per system drive.
I am using the Mylex controllers (mainly on VA 2240 boxes), so the devices look like /dev/rd/c0d0, partitions like /dev/rd/c0c0p1.
Bugs addrssing similar issues are: 20221 and 11698 (these bugs dealt with --ondisk not working).
I have several test boxes available and if someone can give me a pointer to what in anaconda is doing partitioning (just need the directory to
start looking in) I can help debug the problem.
Matt is this related to the other issue we recently addressed in the last week
with your workaround on the device name?
Not sure if it is related in the code or not, but I was on the other bug as well from this end.
do you see this problem in 7.1?
We currently don't have any RH 7.1 boxes in house. We currently have our servers standardized on RH6.2. I will set up one of our test boxes with 7.1
over the next few days. Hopefully I will have the results mid next week.
ok, thanks for the update.
strobert, do you have any more information to add?
okay, had a few issues here, but those fires are out.
- well, both good and bad on my test machine. bad news is I lost the machine I was going to test on. good news is lost it because we moved it into
production to replace a Solaris box :). And I grabbed another box for testing (but that was a large part of the delay)
- fired up the 7.1 installer. I can't get the 7.1 installer to work. trying to do an ftp install, and it doesn't seem to be picking up the EEPro100 cards I have
correctly (the box is a VA 2240, uses the Intel 740 motherboard which has a buitin EEPro and we have a PCI EEPro installed as well). RH 6.2 picks up
the cards okay. 7.1 detects both cards (which I like the new install choice of picking which card to install via -- very nice). but can't receive data right. I
tried DHCP and the DHCP server gets the request and sends a response, but the 7.1 setup doesn't see it. I also tried setting the IP settings manually,
but still no go. I'll dig more tonight to see if there are any known install issues with EEPro's and 7.1, but until I can get to DiskDruid in the install program I
can't test the partitioning issue :)
Oh, which two install questions/thoughts:
- is the FTP install using passive ftp or something like that? (I verified 6.2 had the problem on this machine before I started on 7.1) . it was forcing the
server to not use the data port (20) but some arbittary high port (which was annoying since it makes firewall rules a pain)
- Is there any reason why the timeouts on network actions aren't a little lower in the install? the 30-60 timeouts have always seemed long when trying to
get things working :)
please not me know if you have any workarounds on getting the EEPro's to work on 7.1
I know this issue is fixed in Roswell.