Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67581
Fdisk will not create more than 16 partitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fdisk will not let you create more than 16 partitions on an IDE drive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.keep creating partitions. Won't let you create any beyond 16
Expected Results: With the util-linux that came with 6.2 we could create many
more partitions than we can now (on IDE).
I went and looked at the source code. There's a patch in the src rpm that
changes MAXIMUM_PARTS in fdisk.h from 80 to 16
(util-linux-2.11n-miscfixes.patch.) I didn't see any comments in the RPM spec
file that mentioned why this was done.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56244 ***