Disk Druid - Fedora flame #1
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Jan 18 04:20:56 UTC 2005
On Monday 17 January 2005 22:17, Jeff Vian wrote:
>On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 20:03 -0700, James McKenzie wrote:
>> 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
>So let me get this straight, You have at least 6 psrtitons already
>defined and you are basically recreating partitions where others
> already were. It is no wonder they did not get moved by the
> capriciousness of DD. It had to fit them around the other
> pre-existing partitons.
Excuse me! Then why the hell didn't it use the existing ones already
defined as /boot, /dos, /root, /home, /, /opt and /usr, but without
labels as I don't use an initrd? There was no room to fit anything
else, the disk was fully utilized prior to DD ever looking at it.
Somehow I feel like I'm taking to a wall here, but the echos aren't
related to what I'm saying. And what I'm saying is that DD is dane
bramaged beyond repair, take it away.
>> > 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.
Thats pure, green, still warm and as found behind the male of the
bovine species. If I want /dev/hda1 to be the boot partition, then I
damned well want /dev/hda1 to be used as the /boot partition, I don't
need it moved to /dev/hda5 and given several gigabytes at a location
that may well be beyond the reach of the bios to boot from.
>> This may be desirable. However, it can and does become
>> > Gene's comment was related to creating partitions, not
>> > reinstalling on existing partitions.
No it wasn't, the partitions did exist, and it ignored them totally.
>> So was mine.
>> James McKenzie
>I did not reply to your post, James, I replied to Emmanuel's.
>And yes it is very frustrating to have things moved. I as yet see
> no benefit from having the tool decide what I want.
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