Bug 613547 - Should anaconda put the partition limits on cylinder boundaries
Should anaconda put the partition limits on cylinder boundaries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2010-07-12 04:30 EDT by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2010-07-13 13:00 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-13 13:00:48 EDT
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Description David Tonhofer 2010-07-12 04:30:42 EDT
Description of problem:

Anaconda allows you to set the size of a partition. Later on, on the installed system, if you check the partitioning with "fdisk", fdisk warns that the partitions do not start/end on a partition boundary.

This may or may not be a problem. Would an option to align partitions on cyclinder boundaries be useful? Is fdisk too eager in warning??
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-07-13 13:00:48 EDT
anaconda will follow any special aligning the kernel informs us about.  However, I doubt what you're seeing in fdisk causes any problems.  At least, we've been doing this for a couple releases now and I have yet to hear of anything beyond the obvious cosmetic problem.

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