Bug 502422 - "Shrink other filesystem" GUI shows no useful info on failure
"Shrink other filesystem" GUI shows no useful info on failure
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-25 02:19 EDT by Laurentiu Badea
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:41 EDT (History)
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Description Laurentiu Badea 2009-05-25 02:19:14 EDT
Description of problem:

When the NTFS shrink procedure fails, it does so without informing the user of the reason and steps to correct, information which is available from the backend.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have an "unclean" NTFS partition (reset Windows or whatever).
2. Insert Fedora 11 Preview DVD, go through initial steps for new install.
2. Choose "shrink existing filesystem".
3. Select the NTFS partition and gave new size (i.e. from 76G to 45G).
4. No changes to suggested Linux partitions, continue, popup informs of resizing operation

Actual results:
Popup says "there was an error encountered resizing device". 
The Details link clarifies that with: "resize failed: 1".

Expected results:
Some information about what can be done to correct this problem.

Additional info:
CTRL-ALT-F5 shows the output from the backend: 

allocation table inconsistency
boot Windows and run chkdsk /f
then reboot twice.


Extended record needed (1040>1024), not yet supported!
Please try to free less space.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:30:46 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 10:30:25 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:41:58 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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