Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59260
Auto partitioning failed with vfat and free space
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:43 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
Partition drive to give dev/hda1 6142 vfat and Free of 8 or similar
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
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?
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.
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
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you contine to have problems.
Created attachment 58667 [details]
RH Linux installer crash dump-partitions vfat and free issue
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.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.