Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 868899
root partition limited to 2T
Last modified: 2012-11-08 20:55:09 EST
Description of problem:
Creating a partition for "/" in manual partitioning results in a max size of 2.09T when leaving "Desired Capacity" empty on a 8T drive (disk image in qemu). Creating a partition for another mount point (example: /home) is resulting in 8.38T.
Changing the disired capacity afterwards with the +/- buttens or by manual enter is possible, but after hitting apply, it is reset to 2097151 MB.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda version in Fedora-18-Beta-TC6-x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create / partition with either empy size or size bigger than 2.09T or change size after creation.
2. Size limited to 2097151 MB
Size limited to 2097151 MB
Size bigger than 2097151 MB
If you want a large root filesystem (>2TB) you'll have to create a separate /boot filesystem due to bootloader/firmware limitations.
1) It would be good to tell the user this.
2) It would be good to make the '+'button insensitive if at limit.
3) If you create a partition (> 2T) for example for /home and change the mount point afterwards to / without changing the size, it is accepted as valid with a size bigger than 2T, which most likely results in #868925 (this might get closed then).
Reopening without blocker.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Ok, but
> 1) It would be good to tell the user this.
> 2) It would be good to make the '+'button insensitive if at limit.
> 3) If you create a partition (> 2T) for example for /home and change the
> mount point afterwards to / without changing the size, it is accepted as
> valid with a size bigger than 2T, which most likely results in #868925 (this
> might get closed then).
> Reopening without blocker.
We actually don't allow you to proceed with install due to /boot being on a partition that goes beyond 2TB. See bug 868925 for the details of why you were allowed to proceed with your install in spite of this check/error.