Bug 8310 - Problem with partitioning harddrives (only alpha-systems?)
Problem with partitioning harddrives (only alpha-systems?)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-09 13:23 EST by Klaus Engelbertz
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 12:59:00 EST
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Description Klaus Engelbertz 2000-01-09 13:23:13 EST
On RedHat 6.1 Installer occures the following Problem:

While partitioning the harddrives, the installer/partitioner write
one partition to primary and all others partitions to extended partition.

The Problem is: The biggest partition (like /usr or /opt) is every time
at the primary partition.
(eg: /dev/hda1)
Smaller partitions (like /) will be moved to the extended partitions

On an alpha-system is the bootloader Milo, Milo can NOT work with extended
partitions. The root-filesystem must be on an primary partition.
(eg /dev/hda1)

But the root-filesystem have only 150 to 300 MB.

If I want to write partitiontables, I have no chance, to put the
root-filesystem to /dev/hda1 because all bigger partitions want to have
this partition!
So there is /usr or /opt or any other big filesystems every time
on the only primary partition.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 12:58:59 EST
Issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)

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