Bug 78545 - DAC960 install and more than 7 partitions
Summary: DAC960 install and more than 7 partitions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
: 79116 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-25 15:51 UTC by serge.noiraud
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 18:12:27 UTC

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Description serge.noiraud 2002-11-25 15:51:05 UTC
Description of Problem:
If you have a mylex card or if you use the DAC960 module,
you can create more than 7 partitions on one disk.
The problem : you have many problems on reboot. 
The worst is you can't reboot.
The problem is due to the major/minor limited to 16 bits. 
The mylex card can manage 32 disks. so it uses 5 bits for the minor.
You have only 3 bits to the partitions.
If you try ( and you can ) to create 8 partitions, the installer accepts this,
but the major/minor will be associated to the next disk.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0 on 32 bits hardware

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create 8 partitions with a mylex card
2. reboot

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
It should be useful in this case to show a warning window during installation
which prevent the creation of more than 7 partitions. 

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-03 06:15:58 UTC
*** Bug 79116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-24 20:53:39 UTC
Fixed in CVS

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 18:12:27 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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