Bug 518477 - Anaconda creates the wrong disklabel for very large devices
Summary: Anaconda creates the wrong disklabel for very large devices
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: anaconda_trace_hash:f190d358acb8b8cd5...
Depends On:
Blocks: 604182
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-20 14:50 UTC by Peter Jones
Modified: 2010-12-05 06:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 604182 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:35:13 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda. (132.15 KB, text/plain)
2009-08-20 14:50 UTC, Peter Jones
no flags Details
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda. (61.59 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-23 12:12 UTC, Jan Stodola
no flags Details

Description Peter Jones 2009-08-20 14:50:12 UTC
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda 12.16 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/parted/disk.py", line 202, in addPartition
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/parted/decorators.py", line 30, in localeC
    ret = fn(*args, **kwds)
  File "<string>", line 2, in addPartition
  File "/tmp/updates/storage/partitioning.py", line 841, in allocatePartitions
  File "/tmp/updates/storage/partitioning.py", line 1013, in growPartitions
    allocatePartitions(disks, partitions)
  File "/tmp/updates/storage/partitioning.py", line 591, in doPartitioning
    growPartitions(disks, partitions)
  File "/tmp/updates/storage/partitioning.py", line 195, in doAutoPartition
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 204, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 127, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1201, in nextClicked
PartitionException: partition length of 4965225667 sectors exceeds the msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295

Comment 1 Peter Jones 2009-08-20 14:50:18 UTC
Created attachment 358112 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.

Comment 2 Joel Andres Granados 2009-08-26 09:10:22 UTC
I'm guessing that we need to create a gpt partition in these cases.  Since msdos cannot address drives that are greater than 2T.

Comment 3 Jan Stodola 2009-09-23 12:12:08 UTC
Created attachment 362286 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:34:36 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 06:35:13 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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