Disk Druid - Fedora flame #1

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 18 03:03:21 UTC 2005

Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-01-18 at 00:40 +0100, Emmanuel Seyman wrote:
>>On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 10:45:56AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>Except for DD's insistance on re-arranging partitions.  I've had 
>>>enough headaches and screwed up installs that DD will never touch 
>>>another disk of mine, ever.
>>I have no idea which Disk Druid you're using but it obviously isn't
>>the one shipped with Fedora's installation program.

> Gene is not the only one to have problems.
> I have had it rearrange partitions, but NEVER on a prepartitioned disk
> which is what you used, and what is given by using fdisk to create the
> partition before defining the mount points with disk druid.

I tossed all partitions except swap, /ORACLE and /ORACLE/DATA when I 
installed FC3.  All of the partitions that I added back appeared where I 
expected them.  Oh, I do have four Windows FAT32 partitions.

> On an unpartitioned disk it chooses where the partition goes.  If there
> are more than one disk it by default chooses both (or all) disks as the
> possible targets.  If you create say 5 partitons and you build them in
> the order you want them placed IT chooses the order (and drive) it feels
> is best for creating them.  So what you thought was hda2 may actually
> become hdb3, etc. 
This may be desirable.  However, it can and does become frustrating.

> Gene's comment was related to creating partitions, not reinstalling on
> existing partitions. 
So was mine.

James McKenzie

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