Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59667
cannot allocate partitions on 4 Gb of free disk space on RAID
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have an HTP370 hardware RAID controller. I downloaded the appropriate driver
and boot disk (created them) I have 40 Gbs total, of which 4 Gb un-allocated.
When I use "automatic partitioning", option "use free disk space" it
says "cannot allocate partitions" and exits with a bug summary. Disk druid does
the same after manually allocating 32 megs to '/boot', 512 megs to 'swap' and
the rest to '/'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the HPT370 RAID boot disk
2. Use the 'linux dd' option and load the additional drivers
3. Try to make Linux use the free disk space for install
Actual Results: I got the error message "Cannot allocate partitions" and a bug
Expected Results: It should have built the swap, boot and root partitions and
Hardware for RAID:
HTP370 controller on motherboard (A-bit K7 RAID)
2 x Seagate Barracuda 20 Gb HDD
RAID 0 (striping)
-4,9 Gb NTFS (For Windows 2k)
-14,6 Gb NTFS
-14,6 Gb FAT32
-the rest is unpartitioned
I read somewhere that for the '/boot' partition, you should use the first 1024
cylinders, especially with some older BIOS versions, which can only use these
first 1024 cylinders. However, my BIOS isn't more than 2 years old (which was
the approximate age in 'older').
Also, I really wish to retain the current partitions, including its data :-)
Created attachment 45281 [details]
logfile that came with the crash
Where did you get the HPT boot image?
From the official HPT website,
Where I found the download for Red Hat driver version 1.3 (Which is the latest)
This is due to not having enough unpartioned space for the installer to use for
installing in and then not reviewing the partitioning.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 58616 ***