Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59865
Disk Druid: can't edit `Free Space' into /boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I choose to edit a chunk of Free Space in the <1024 range into /boot, it
says `Could not allocated requested partitions: partitioning failed: could not
allocated cylinder-based partitions as primary partitions, even though `Force to
be a primary partition' was not checked.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.make up some 40MB of free space in the <1024 cylinder range with parted or
2.in the text-mode disk druid, select that Free Space and type ENTER
3.choose ext3, go back to the mount point and enter /boot, then ok
Actual Results: It displays the error message above.
Expected Results: It should turn the chunk of free space into the selected
After having successfully created /boot with `New', leaving one free cylinder, I
could successfully edit the remaining chunk of free space into a new ext3
partition. I don't know whether there's something special about /boot or some
other particularity of my partition table (such as the fact that the new
partition would have to be called /dev/hda9, but it would be physically before
/dev/hda5, and the first one in the chunk reserved for hda4, an extended partition.
Remains in beta2.
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.