Bug 7789 - Cannot run fdisk during install
Cannot run fdisk during install
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6476
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-12-13 10:35 EST by Johan Walles
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-24 15:19:55 EDT
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Description Johan Walles 1999-12-13 10:35:34 EST
I have seen this bug reported a couple of times, but closed with the reply
that fdisk is available from expert mode.  However, expert mode requires a
driver disk, which I don't have.  So, I had to CTRL-ALT-F1, mknod hdc, and
fdisk hdc to get it running.  I would find it a lot nicer if you could put
an fdisk option somewhere around the partitioning part and label it "fdisk:
experts only" or something similar.  Otherwise, the new GUI installer is
Comment 1 Riley H Williams 1999-12-14 09:08:59 EST
Are you sure that expert mode needs a driver disk? I just select the "Cancel"
button and step straight through that without one...
Comment 2 Johan Walles 1999-12-14 09:17:59 EST
Err... no, I'm not sure...  It sounds so obvious when you point it out, but I
never thought of just hitting cancel.  But if hitting cancel is enough to get
past that screen, and the rest of the install proceeds just as it does in
non-expert mode (I have no idea whether it does), maybe the text on the "cancel"
button should read "Continue without driver disk" or something similar.
"Cancel" tells me that I can either insert the disk and proceed, or cancel the
install if I don't have a driver disk.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 16:26:59 EST
This issue has been put on a list for future features.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-14 12:14:59 EDT
fdisk is available as an option in 6.2.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-04-17 12:41:59 EDT
The problem here is that it should be more obvious how to get out of the Driver
Disk screen if the user does not have a driver disk.
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-24 15:19:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6476 ***

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