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Bug 8310

Summary: Problem with partitioning harddrives (only alpha-systems?)
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Klaus Engelbertz <bugzilla>
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.1CC: srevivo
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Description Klaus Engelbertz 2000-01-09 18:23:13 UTC
On RedHat 6.1 Installer occures the following Problem:

While partitioning the harddrives, the installer/partitioner write
one partition to primary and all others partitions to extended partition.

The Problem is: The biggest partition (like /usr or /opt) is every time
at the primary partition.
(eg: /dev/hda1)
Smaller partitions (like /) will be moved to the extended partitions
(/dev/hda5)

On an alpha-system is the bootloader Milo, Milo can NOT work with extended
partitions. The root-filesystem must be on an primary partition.
(eg /dev/hda1)

But the root-filesystem have only 150 to 300 MB.

If I want to write partitiontables, I have no chance, to put the
root-filesystem to /dev/hda1 because all bigger partitions want to have
this partition!
So there is /usr or /opt or any other big filesystems every time
on the only primary partition.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 17:58:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in the latest installer (available in beta)