Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69078
DiskDruid cannot create large VFAT partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
Unable to create a partition of type vfat larger than 2048MB
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Double-click on 3GB of Free Space in Disk Druid
2.Select vfat as the partition type
Actual Results: DiskDruid returns an error that vfat partitions must be no
larger than 2048MB.
Expected Results: Creation of a FAT32 partition of the expected size, or
failing that the creation of a 3GB partition containing a FAT16 filesystem of
Experienced same problem when trying to partition a brand new 120G Maxtor.
Workaround was to use 7.3 fdisk.
Duplicated above problem with phoebe 8.0.93.
Worked around problem by using 7.3 fdisk.
Disk was a brand new Maxtor 120G.
New mkdosfs (>= 2.8-8) can auto-detect the need for FAT32 and so the anaconda
restriction has been lifted.
*** Bug 103572 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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