Bug 6146 - cannot place root partion on /dev/hdc
cannot place root partion on /dev/hdc
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
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Reported: 1999-10-20 12:54 EDT by blah
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 10:57:27 EST
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Description blah 1999-10-20 12:54:13 EDT
when installing, the partitioning tool refuses to put the /
partition on /dev/hdc
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 15:44:59 EDT
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 James Baum 2000-01-24 03:20:59 EST
... or on /dev/hdd
The partitioning part of the installer basically sux.
I do NOT need a /boot partition, and I would like to specify that my swap
partition shoul be /dev/hdc1, at the start of the disk, for performance reasons.
Being forced to create a /boot partition and a swap partition is WRONG!
Tell the installer to stop treating me like an idiot!
When trying to squeeze RH6.1 on a 103MB disk, I don't want more than one
partition!
Please only give a warning if the partitions aren't what you want them to be -
not a fatal error.
Where's the fdisk option?
Where's the "Force / to be /dev/hdc1, not hdc5 or something else" option?
Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-02-03 10:57:59 EST
Expert mode presented the option to use manual fdisk, and enables you to work
around all of these behaviors. The next release lets the user use fdisk in
normal mode (not restricting it to expert).

You're right that we were overly-protective in Cartman.

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