Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 366041
anaconda manual partition weridness
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:21 EST
Description of problem:
In manual partition mode anaconda randomly (at least it look that way to me)
I can't manually partition a hard disk with anaconda and make partition in some
particular order; ie. I want
/sda1 with 8GB
/sda2 (swap) - 3GB
/sda3 - 20gb
/sda4 - extended
/sda6 - 10GB
/sda7 - 8GB
/sda8 - 40GB
but anaconda randomly reorganizes and mixes the order or partitions!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I tested it with Fedora 8 test 3 and Fedora 8 RC3 on two systems (not in Virtal
Steps to Reproduce:
I expect that each new added partition goes on the end of existing stack of
partitions, not on some random place!
If you need more feedback just tell me.
The ordering is based on the size as well as what the mountpoint is. This is
needed so that you can have multiple partitions set to "grow" and maximizing the
space used for each.
How can anaconda know what each partition is, if eachone has same filetype, ie.
ext3. This makes no sense to me, especially because it is called "manual
partitioning". I wan't to make my own partition scheme, and not that it gets
reorganized in a way that it doesn't make sense to me.
This should be called "assisted partitioning" and there should be a real "manual