Bug 8567 - New partitions are always created on 2.HD
Summary: New partitions are always created on 2.HD
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-01-18 12:56 UTC by Karsten Hopp
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-15 16:35:44 UTC

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Description Karsten Hopp 2000-01-18 12:56:00 UTC
During a graphical install on a new system with 2 new, blank harddrives
diskdruid  installed new partitions always on the second drive, it doesn't
matter which drive is selected for partitioning. The swap partition could
be created on the first disk.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-03 22:37:59 UTC
First, were you selecting the specific drive to create the partition on in the
"Add" dialog?  If you were, was Disk Druid still putting them on another drive?
There is a new feature in the installer which will put partitions on the drive
with the most free space, so if you are not specifying which drive to place the
partitions on, they can land on the second drive only if it is significantly
larger than the first drive.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-05 16:27:59 UTC
In the lab today, we had a situation where no matter what we told the installer,
it would place the root partition on the second driver no matter what.  This was
becuase there was more space on the second drive.  We are going to fix this
problem and hopefully that will fix yours as well.  Unfortunately this change
will not make it into beta3.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-15 16:35:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in the next cut of the beta.

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