Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 824416
RFE: Support partition enlargement
Last modified: 2013-01-30 07:33:59 EST
Created attachment 586332 [details]
bug video demonstration
Description of problem:
Standard partition can only be shrinked, it can't be enlarged. See attached video.
This can be a problem during installation, when somebody wants to re-do his disk layout and install Fedora at the same time.
Example use case: I have a 20GB partition "/home" (standard, not LVM) and I realized I need it larger for Fedora 17. Anaconda doesn't allow me to enlarge it.
Possible workaround 1: Enlarge the partition after install. This doesn't work if anaconda placed further partitions after that particular one (you would have to shift all partitions to the right, which is painful. Also it invalidates UUIDs).
Possible workaround 2: Create your disk layout before booting Anaconda. Somewhat silly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit a standard partition
2. try to enlarge it
Proposing as F17Blocker for discussion.
I'd agree that this is is a bug, but I wouldn't say it's a blocker what with the numerous obvious workarounds and it not being something you do on most installs.
Nix that - we haven't ever supported this in the UI. So this is a valid feature request, but it's not a bug and certainly not a blocker.
Because according to developers this was never supported in Anaconda (so it would be a new feature and not anything to be quickly fixed), I'm removing the Blocker proposal.
Changing summary to RFE.
Also note that we explicitly don't 'support' resizing in the criteria at all - not even shrinking.
It'd be worth someone retesting this with F18.
It is possible to resize a partition in anaconda 18. But it is _very_ hard to do, because I stumbled upon excessive number of bugs in the process and I had to try several ways of achieving it.
Closing this bug, it's solved. I'll open a new report about the issues I have found.