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Bug 59260 - Auto partitioning failed with vfat and free space
Auto partitioning failed with vfat and free space
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-02-03 23:26 EST by argosy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:24 EST
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RH Linux installer crash dump-partitions vfat and free issue (30.13 KB, patch)
2002-05-27 10:58 EDT, hammer
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Description argosy 2002-02-03 23:26:43 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en]C-CCK-MCD  (WinNT; U)

Description of problem:
Automatic partitioning failed with dialog "could not partition" with dev/hda1 
as vfat and free space. Manually deleted both and partitioned with default 
values from previous automatic partitioning install on another machine. 
Completed install successively and running without problems.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Partition drive to give dev/hda1 6142 vfat and Free of 8 or similar
1.Start install
2.At partitioning select automatic

Actual Results:  As described above

Expected Results:  On previous machine without free space partitioned with 
default values. This is my second install with 7.2

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-02-11 12:03:23 EST
If you selected to autopartition and only delete linux partitions, and there was
only 8M of space left on the drive, I would expect autopartitioning to fail
because 8M is not enough space.

What did you expected to happen?
Comment 2 argosy 2002-02-12 17:03:19 EST
As I recall I elected to overwrite the existing vfat but maybe I missed 
something. On another machine with a single vfat partition it worked OK. I 
thought the free space was causing a problem.

I was not intending to install to the 8 MB of free space.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-02-19 02:28:11 EST
To overwrite the existing vfat partitions, you have to select to delete all
partitions on the system.  Did you select deleting just the linux partitions or
all partitions?
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-10 14:20:43 EDT
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you contine to have problems.
Comment 5 hammer 2002-05-27 10:58:26 EDT
Created attachment 58667 [details]
RH Linux installer crash dump-partitions vfat and free issue
Comment 6 hammer 2002-05-27 11:04:07 EDT
I faced this issue when installing RHL 7.2. I have Windows 2000 installed. I'm trying to add Linux to my hard disk while preserving Windows. Initially, after choosing 
automatic partitioning Anaconda reported a warning that "the partition table is inconsistent". And then I got similar messages to what is described previously by 
argosy. The difference is that I have the 'free' part with either 2 MB or <1 MB.
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:24 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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