Bug 6902 - GUI install will try to create ilegal partitions on mylex raid
Summary: GUI install will try to create ilegal partitions on mylex raid
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-11-11 00:59 UTC by jlewis
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 16:22:27 UTC

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Description jlewis 1999-11-11 00:59:15 UTC
I just tried my first install on a box with a Mylex
Acceleraid 200 controller.  The Mylex docs say the driver
supports partitions p1 - p7, i.e. /dev/rd/c0d0p1 through
/dev/rd/c0d0p7.  I tried to install with:
256mb	/
256mb	swap
256mb	/tmp
2000mb	/usr
<remainder>	/var

This is only 5 partitions, yet disk druid created them as

I don't know why disk druid likes to create just 1 primary
and everything else in an extended partition starting at
partition 5, but it breaks the mylex raid driver.  This
resulted in my /var partition not existing.

I was able to get around this by switching to virtual
console 2, running fdisk by hand, then rebooting and letting
the GUI disk druid use the existing partitions.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 20:41:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-02-22 16:22:59 UTC
The fdisk will be available via the GUI in future release to handle this problem
more cleanly.

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