Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498730
Request of capability to create extended partition manually
Last modified: 2009-05-19 10:50:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Not able to force creation of extended partition
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin anaconda installer
2. On a blank drive, wish to create 1 primary partition and all other partitions
on the extended partition.
3. Be unable to do so
Extended partition created automatically as needed by scheme
Extended partition created manually
This may be useful to plan future installations of other OSes on the primary
If you use the default suggested partitioning scheme, you'll get a /boot and everything else in a partition using LVM, which leaves two partitions available for use elsewhere. Or, you can toss everything into just a single ext3 partition if you must.
The partitioning UI in anaconda attempts to strike a balance between advanced users who want tons of options and more novice users who don't want to be overwhelmed by choices. If you require configuration options outside what we allow, you can always create partitions manually using parted and then have anaconda use what you create.