Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39726
diskdruid not partitioning whole hard drive / autopartitioning fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a 13.6GB drive. However, the Red Hat 7.1 installer will not use the
whole drive, it will leave 4.7xGB free, unpartitioned when partitioning
into 1 partition. However, when making several partitions, 100% of the
drive can be used.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run bootnet.img / drivers.img from floppy
2. load up NIC card driver
3. Go through install until autopartitioning, which will fail.
4. Select disk druid from menu option
5. Create swap and / partitions only
6. look at disk usage, huge ammounts of space are left over.
Actual Results: I couldn't use all 13.6GB of my drive
Expected Results: All 13.6GB should have been used on the drive.
Can you go to VC2 and type 'mknod hda' and then 'fdisk -l hda'. That will tell
you what the partition table currently looks like. Can you post the output of
that here? There could be some older partitions left over from the past. We
have not seen this kind of behavior with Disk Druid before.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.