Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496457
Creating a new partition set to "fill all space up to" creates fixed size partition instead
Last modified: 2009-04-20 11:59:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Using the "Fill all space up to (MB)" option in the manual partitioning of the installer creates a partion with the specified size instead of filling all space leaving the specified amount of space free.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda-126.96.36.199-1 on Fedora-11-Snap1-i686-Live-KDE.iso
Create a new partition using the "Fill all space up to" option
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Proceed to manual partitioning step of the installation
2. Select "New"
3. Select "Fill all space up to (MB)" and enter the size
4. Confirm and observe the partition list
A partition is created that fills the specified amount of space.
A partition is created that fills all available space except for the specified amount.
I used a blank virtual hd in VirtualBox.
This is working as it should. The size you specify in the box is the maximum size that the partition should have, subject to whatever else is on the disk. It does not mean that making the partition should leave the amount free that you specify.