Bug 69078 - DiskDruid cannot create large VFAT partition
Summary: DiskDruid cannot create large VFAT partition
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 103572 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-07-17 18:47 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:44 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 18:35:48 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-07-17 18:47:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
Unable to create a partition of type vfat larger than 2048MB

How reproducible:

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

Comment 1 Bill 2003-01-23 06:18:17 UTC
Experienced same problem when trying to partition a brand new 120G Maxtor.
8.0.93 (Phoebe)
Workaround was to use 7.3 fdisk.

Comment 2 Bill 2003-01-23 06:23:13 UTC
Duplicated above problem with phoebe 8.0.93.
Worked around problem by using 7.3 fdisk.
Disk was a brand new Maxtor 120G.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-25 00:15:37 UTC
New mkdosfs (>= 2.8-8) can auto-detect the need for FAT32 and so the anaconda
restriction has been lifted.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-02 15:45:21 UTC
*** Bug 103572 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 18:35:48 UTC
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed).  If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.

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