Flame on Disk Druid

Doncho N. Gunchev mr700 at globalnet.bg
Thu Jun 24 00:00:12 UTC 2004

On 2004-06-23 (Wednesday) 15:56, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I just installed Fedora-2 on a new machine,
> and found Disk Druid quite useless at partitioning the machine.
> I admit that the Windows partitioning was odd, to say the least.
> There was a 64GB NTFS first partition,
> while the second partition was "Windows 95 Extended"
> with a 4MB VFAT partition inside.
> The disk is 250GB, so this leaves a lot of space.
> First I opted for "automatic partitioning"
> but this bombed out with a rather useless error message,
> so I was forced to use Disk Druid.
> This simply refused to accept anything I suggested.

    You don't say anything specific here. I used Disk Druid all the
time and never had so serious problem (only once selecting to format
the free space with FC2) and I do not use standard/simple setups. Last
time I made 4 software raids (RAID 0, 5 and 1) plus LVM on one of them
with four physical disks 160GB each. As result I have 120MB/sec raw
transfer (hdparm -t) with RAID-0 and about 75-80 MB/sec with RAID-5.
(the updated FC2 kernel, it is faster) This was fresh install.

    You could be hitting a known bug with parted and linux 2.6 -
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=115980. Read the
comments, for a friend setting BIOS to LBA helped.

  Doncho N. Gunchev    Registered Linux User #291323 at counter.li.org
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