Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64098
cannot create large partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
[posted on behalf of a customer]
it seems that the amount of RAM anaconda needs when creating partitions is
related to the size of the partition being created. Creating a 36GB partition
with less then 384 MB RAM fails. Creating a 220GB partition with 2 GB RAM fails
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot a kickstart install via PXE
2. installer gets to 'formating partitions'
3. inode table starts being written
4. libc.so.6 cannot be found after some time (dependant on partition and RAM size)
5. inode writing completes
6. mkfs fails as libraries cannot be found
Actual Results: no filesystem created
Expected Results: creation of filesystem and clean finish of installation.
I will ask the customer to put himself on the cc list, don't want to do this
without his approval.
What install method (nfs, ftp, etc)? Also, is the proper ramdisk_size parameter
being passed to the kernel when it's being booted via pxe?
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional comments to add
to this bug.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.