Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506277
Manually disk partitioning of Custom Layout of the installer produces a write error
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:03:28 EDT
Description of problem: Using Custom Disk Layout of the installer, it produces an error when you select to "Write Changes on disk".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 11 Installation DVD disc for 32bit
How reproducible: Remove middle extended partitions or primary partitions and recreate them with different sizes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the Fedora 11 installation and choose a clean installation
2. Choose to manually partition (Custom Disk Layout)
3. Assuming a current existing layout:
/dev/sda3 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda9 W95 FAT32
4. Remove partitions 2,3 and 5-6
5. Recreate 2 and 3 with different sizes
6. Recreate three other extended partitions to fill up the remaining size
7. Save changes by pressing "Write changes to disk" button from the popup
Actual results: An error is reported and the modifications were unable to be saved
Expected results: Installer saves the disk modification and proceeds with the installation
Additional info: A workaround is to boot again from the installation disk and when you reach the partition screen, press ctrl-F2 to get a virtual console. Use "fdisk /dev/sda" from the prompt provided to make the same modifications and then "w" to write the changes to disk. Then reboot again with the installation dvd on and your new custom layout is ready to accept the new OS.
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