Bug 64098 - cannot create large partitions
Summary: cannot create large partitions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-04-25 17:08 UTC by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:48:47 UTC

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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2002-04-25 17:08:49 UTC
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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
as well

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

I will ask the customer to put himself on the cc list, don't want to do this
without his approval.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-25 18:12:52 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-23 16:54:24 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional comments to add
to this bug.

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:47 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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