|Summary:||Disk Druid did not allow the forcing not to use swap partition|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||rnelson|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||arb, genec, jpm, redhat|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-06-22 16:34:58 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description rnelson 1999-10-04 23:43:13 UTC
I just did a new installation of Red Hat 6.1. While running through the install on my laptop (new install over 6.0) using the cute new GUI, I found that Disk Druid grabbed what it thought was a swap partition and allocated it. However, that happened to be my Solaris X86 install. It was happily clobbered during my next reboot. Perhaps not the ideal solution. I tried, but was not able to figure a way to specify that the partition was not to be used. Any text I entered would be replaced with <swap>. IIRC, Previous versions allowed me to clear the mount point and the partition would not be used. Ron
Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 1999-10-06 00:30:59 UTC
This is a major problem (wiping out the Solaris partition! The swap options seem to be a big problem in general in that Disk Druid does not really allow you to select which swap partitions are to be used. ------- Additional Comments From 10/11/99 06:51 ------- A related problem with disk druid is: The RH6.1 graphical installation does noe allow you to install without a swap partition at all (one may prefer to use a swapfile, or no swap at all, since enough RAM is available [512MB]) The only way to install RH6.1 without a swap partition is text-mode only install.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 16:40:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 13:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 6130 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** The X-Window Disk Druid has a few problems: 1) It doesn't recognise Solaris partitions. Naughty! It sees them as Linux Swap which is fair enough given that they have the same partition id, but then there is no way to change the mount point from <swap> to <not set>. I don't want to overwrite Solaris data with Linux swap. The current workaround is to use a partition manager to fake the id of the solaris partition as something else during the Linux installation. 2) The installer refuses to show a Next button until a swap partition is defined. I don't want one since I have 128M RAM. I use Solaris x86 fine without a swap partition! 3) I can't define a root "/" partition greater than 1882M. Why not? It just complains "root partition too big". ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 10/20/99 10:54 ------- We were hoping that we had fixed problem #1, but apparently we did not. Sorry about that . . . we will put it in the list for next release. You should be able to install in expert mode (type "expert" at the boot prompt) and that should allow you to get past the requirement of having a swap partition. The other option is to create a 1M swap partition and just delete it after you reboot the machine (remember to remove it from /etc/fstab as well) Problem #3 is a confusing situation, but what is really happening is that the installer is trying to tell you that the BIOS on your computer will not allow booting from a partition which is not within the first 1024 sectors of the drive. The best way to get around this it to create a small (16-32M) /boot partition and then create your root partition. With this setup, the installer will let you create as large a root partition as your drives will handle.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-04-24 13:36:59 UTC
*** Bug 10532 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***