|Summary:||fdisk should be available in GUI install as an option|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Joe Harrington <jhmail>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||bishop, jhmail, srevivo|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-09 00:06:55 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Joe Harrington 1999-11-13 00:59:36 UTC
Disk druid in the install won't let you decide the order of partitions, and won't let you work in cylinders. I wanted a swap after / so I could in the future grow/shrink / into the swap with FIPS. Fdisk isn't available except in expert mode, and expert mode doesn't let you start without a driver disk. Workaround: document explicitly that fdisk can be run from the command line using ctrl-alt-F1 on any screen before the disk druid screen, or on that screen if the "reset" option is selected. Then the user can name the partitions in disk druid. A workaround that should be documented is to switch to the bash prompt and run fdisk from there, then have Druid reread the partition table when it's time to give the mount points.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-16 13:22:59 UTC
fdisk is available for disk partitioning in expert mode installs; just type "linux expert" at the boot prompt. In GUI, the checkbox for fdisk is in the upper right corner of the Installation Class screen (where you specify Workstation or Server or Custom)
Comment 2 Joe Harrington 1999-11-16 15:08:59 UTC
As I mentionned, expert mode is not available if you don't have a driver disk. There is no "null" driver disk available, and expert mode won't let you bypass the driver disk step with just a blank floppy. There is no checkbox for fdisk in the upper-right corner of the "Install Type" screen in the 6.1 Intel install (boxed set), which is where the choice between custom, server, gworkstation, and kworkstation is made. See picture on p. 39 of Install Guide. Is there one in 6.2? --jh--
Comment 3 Joe Harrington 1999-12-21 20:46:59 UTC
Please read and reply to the comment above. Thanks.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 00:06:59 UTC
In expert mode, when you get the "Insert Driver Disk" screen, you can click "Cancel" and get past this screen. As for an fdisk checkbox, the current beta does indeed have this checkbox in the screen you mentioned. Check out the latest beta and see what you think.