Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49428
Disk Druid mount definition fails with 3 partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
If you use fdisk to partition your drive and create > 4 partitions, the
mount naming step in disk druid that follows will not recognize any
partitions other than 1 and 5. All other partitions have type "None" and
no mount point can be specified. Attempting to edit the partition in disk
druid at that point fails.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select fdisk for disk partitioning.
2.Create /dev/hda1,primary; hda2, primary; hda3,extended; hda4, primary.
Then create hda5,6,7,8
3.Save partition data, select Next.
4.In Disk Druid partition /dev/hda1 will be shown as type Ext3 and it's
mount point can be specified. /dev/hda5 will be shown as type Ext2, and
it's mount point can be specified. All other partitions will be shown as
type "None" and no mount points can be specified.
Actual Results: See steps to reproduce above.
Expected Results: Partitions should have been shown as Ext2, 3, or swap
and mount points should have been definable.
You can get around this and create a mulitple partition >3 installation if
you use ONLY disk druid. Even there, the inability to specify the
partition you're creating as type "extended" is awkward to work around.
Creating complex partition schema's in disk druid is not a straightforward
did you select a filesystem to use for these new partitions?
All partitions were newly created; all specified as type 83 or type 82.
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
This should have been one of the things fixed by msf's update disk at
ftp://people.redhat.com/msf/update-disk-07192001.img (or if not, it's done in
internal trees from after that, but I'm pretty certain that it was fixed then)