Bug 8771 - Partioning tool inadequate.
Partioning tool inadequate.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-23 12:02 EST by tom
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 22:26:26 EST
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Description tom 2000-01-23 12:02:44 EST
Look this message will be terse, I just did a detailed one, hit submit the
system choked on a field, then lost the text on the 'back'.

There should be a way, in the druid, to enable and expert to modify the
partion table (WITHOUT the 'smart mapping') and write it out. This lack
appeared when a newbie installed RH boxed distro onto an 8G drive, then
later wanted to dual-boot windoze. He knew that we would be getting
together to do this booting setup, so I told him to 'play' at installing a
few times, get used to it.

Well, the only way I was able to remove partitions so that I could split
the drive and install windoze was to use my old slackware disks. BTW, the
RH manual insisted that the 'rescue.img' was on the CD #1, it is NOT
anywhere to be found.

Serious lack of install tools, guys!

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 22:26:59 EST
In release 6.1, expert mode allows access to Fdisk, which will allow the user
full control over the creation of partitions.  In the latest cut of the
installer (available in beta) Fdisk is available in normal mode installation

As for the rescue mode and image, we depricated the rescue.img starting in
release 6.1 in favor of a cdrom rooted rescue mode.  This feature is better
documented in the latest installer, as well as the functionality greatly

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