Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46908
Hard lockup using new partitioning tool
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:22 EDT
Hard lockup using new partitioning tool --
I was adjusting /, /usr, and /var (BTW /usr was way too small at 800M on a
4 G drive) -- A normal useful install in RH 7.1 usually bumps over 1 G ...
As I moved sizes - in the sequence listed, I tried to bump / to 512, /var
to /1024, and /usr to 1536, -- and it locked hard.
I am not certain, but it seemed two partitions had 'use the rest of the
Could not C-A F2 to get at a console to poke around. -- Sorry ...
I got a couple lockups (in GUI mode) and quite a few sudden installer deaths (in
both GUI and text mode) during disk partitioning also. No tracebacks, it simply
exits abnormally (sig11) and drops to 'system ready to reboot'.
The deaths seem rather consistent after about 10-15 minutes of partition
management. My problems might be related to:
On a 5GB HD /usr at 509 MB was too small for a generic server install by 121 MB and for a
server+news+web too small by 143MB.
I didnt try to backup and adjust.
Default size of /usr has been bumped up some for server installs. I can't get a
lockup with playing around with partitions on any of my disks. Have you seen it
again since the initial occurence? Also, how much ram on the machine in question?
Initial reporter: 256M
Please retest when beta 2 is out, we've changed alot.
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Any chace to test with beta 2 yet?
*** Bug 47746 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
My lockup problems, as well as my weird partition reading problems (id=47746)
appear resolved with beta2.