Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446590
Installation from live CD fails after resizing NTFS partition
Last modified: 2008-05-15 11:16:09 EDT
on my Mac.]
Description of problem:
Failure after resizing NTFS partition
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not known: unable to persuade anaconda to cough up this info.
Have not tried.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. System running Windows XP SP2 from 80GB SCSI RAID. Files occupying perhaps 30GB of single
whole-disk partition. File system previously defragged from Windows.
2. Selected resize to 35GB and install default layout in free space.
3. anaconda signalled error after compacting (diagnostic attached)
4. Windows partition had been shrunk: Windows booted from it after automatic disk check
Created attachment 305456 [details]
Yet another case of us getting screwed because the device node isn't created for us.
You can most likely work around this by running anaconda again and using the
exact same partitioning setup. It looks like your Windows partition was resized
so you shouldn't need to step through that again.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 439633 ***
> You can most likely work around this by running anaconda again and using the
> exact same partitioning setup.
Afraid not: Windows sees the partition as smaller, but Linux does not. Being loth to diddle with fdisk as
the message from resizentfs suggests, I shall see a man with PartitionMagic about the issue tomorrow...
> It looks like your Windows partition was resized
> so you shouldn't need to step through that again.
Right. That (almost) worked.