Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53664
RFE: Can't force disk partition to be non-primary
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:40 EST
It would be nice to be able to force a partition to be a logical one,
instead of a primary one. Sometimes I want to leave a primary partition
free to install FreeDOS or a save2disk partition, but Disk Druid will
create all partitions as primary unless the maximum number of partitions is
exceeded, so I have to use fdisk or parted to allocate the partitions, then
use diskdruid to assign them mountpoints.
We changed this because people complained in the past that we made an extended
partition before it was absolutely necessary. Now we're hearing that we make
the extended partition too late. There's a balance we have to make between
building a general purpose partitioning tool that is easy to use, but lacks all
the possible options, and building an all-purpose tool that is very complicated
In general, Disk Druid is designed to make partitioning possible for the user
that doesn't necessarily understand partitioning. The reason that fdisk is
included in the install is for the kind of customized setup that you need.
katzj, I don't know if you want to implement this or not, but I'm leaning
towards keeping Disk Druid as simple as possible. Maybe we could do this for
The question of primary vs logical and making a partition be what you want will
be revisited in the future.
*** Bug 56694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.