Bug 67581 - Fdisk will not create more than 16 partitions
Fdisk will not create more than 16 partitions
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 56244
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-06-27 15:21 EDT by Bryan K. Reed
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Description Bryan K. Reed 2002-06-27 15:21:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fdisk will not let you create more than 16 partitions on an IDE drive.  

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.fdisk /dev/hda
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).  

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-06-27 16:32:25 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 56244 ***

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