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Bug 754 - Problems installing on huge disks
Summary: Problems installing on huge disks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: filesystem
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-01-09 01:53 UTC by erci
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-28 21:58:32 UTC

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Description erci 1999-01-09 01:53:48 UTC
Quantum FireBall ex12,7A (12G IDE disk)
Boot from CD-ROM, started installing

Tried partitioning with Disk Druid

Device   Req/Act  Type
hda1     2047M    Dos16-bit
hda5     4996M    OS/2 HPFS   (not realy, it a NTFS)
hda6     2000M    Dos16-bit
hda7     2000M    Dos16-bit

         Geom[C/H/S]    totel    used    free
hda     [1550/255/63]   12158M   11044M  1114M

I tried creating a new Linux-Native partition of size 500M

Unallocated requested partitions
/   Boot partition too big

Expected: partition created, installation goes on

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-12 21:03:59 UTC
We are currently waiting to receive some large disks into our test lab
to test problems reported such as this and similar ones. Please bear
with us.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-06-28 21:58:59 UTC
This problem seems to have been fixed with 6.0. Could not replicate
with a large drive in test lab. Recommend upgrading.

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