Bug 49738 - If 'fdisk' is used to create partitions during install, user is unable to assign mount points later during installation
If 'fdisk' is used to create partitions during install, user is unable to ass...
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-23 12:37 EDT by Bryan Leopard
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-01 16:18:27 EDT
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Description Bryan Leopard 2001-07-23 12:37:57 EDT
HW:

ProLiant DL360
-(2) 933 Mhz PIII processors
-128 MB RAM
-Integrated Array controller with ROC f/w version 1.46 enabled as primary 
(boot) controller
-(2) 18.2 GB Ultra2 drives configured as (1) logical RAID 1 volume (OS 
boot drive)

SW:

Red Hat Fairfax - Beta 2

STEPS TAKEN TO ENCOUNTER PROBLEM:

-Manually configure DL360 with a current version of Smart Start, this will 
leave a 36 MB Compaq System Utilities partition

-Boot to CD 1 of Red Hat Beta 2 and proceed through the installation 
interview to the Disk Partitioning Setup screen where you are given 3 disk 
partitioning options: Auto-partitioning, Manual - Disk Druid, Manual - 
fdisk.

-Choose to "Manually partition with fdisk [experts only]"

-At the 'fdisk' screen, select 'ida/c0d0' as the drive to run fdisk on

-While running fdisk, create a partition table that looks like the 
following:

              Device   Boot  Start  End    Blocks       Id  System
              -----------   -------   -------  -------   ----------
        ---  ------------
/tmp/ida/c0d0p1    *       10     22     53040       83  Linux
/tmp/ida/c0d0p2             23    87     265200     82  Linux Swap
/tmp/ida/c0d0p3             1      9       36704       12  Compaq Diag
/tmp/ida/c0d0p4              88   4357  17421600 82 Linux

-Note: all partitions above are configured as primary partitions

-Write the partition table above to the disk

-Proceed to the "Disk Setup" screen where we can try to edit the mount 
points

-At the "Disk Setup" screen, we see the following partition table 
displayed:

         Device          Start   End   Size(MB)   Type
         -----------          --------   ------   --------------   --------
/dev/ida/c0d0p3	 1        9          36          vfat
/dev/ida/c0d0p1    10       22         52        None
/dev/ida/c0d0p2     23      87        259       None
/dev/ida/c0d0p4     88     4357     17013   None

-Note: I was intending for /dev/ida/c0d0p1 to be my '/boot' 
partition/filesystem, /dev/ida/c0d0p2 to be my 'swap' partition/filesystem 
and /dev/ida/c0d0p4 to be my '/' filesystem partition.

-Highlight /dev/ida/c0d0p1 and select 'Edit' from the "Disk Setup" menu

-Note that the Mount Point selection is "grayed-out".  I'm unable to 
select any moint points or manually edit them here.

-The "Original Filesystem Type" is listed as "Foreign" as well

-The Size(MB) field shows a size of 51 MB, which is inconsistent with what 
fdisk reported earlier

-Select the /dev/ida/c0d0p4 partition and attempt to edit it.

-Note that you cannot edit mount points here either.

-I need to delete the 'fdisk-created' partitions and manually partition 
with Disk Druid in order to proceed.

NOTE: Disk Druid works.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-23 14:37:37 EDT
Please retry with beta 3 - it should work now.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-07-23 17:13:18 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
Comment 3 Bryan Leopard 2001-08-01 16:18:22 EDT
This is fixed in Beta 3.  YOu can close this bug.

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