Disk Druid - Fedora flame #1

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Tue Jan 18 05:31:50 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:20:56PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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.  

How is it supposed to psychically know this? Fdisk certainly wouldn't have
any such magic powers.

> 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.

You want to write a replacement? If it works better, I bet we can get it
accepted into anaconda for FC5 and maybe even FC4. Just ranting that
something should be ditched doesn't help unless there's a viable

> 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.

/boot should automatically be forced as primary -- if it wasn't, that's
probably a bug that should be reported and fixed. Likewise, it shouldn't be
configured to grow beyond a few hundred megs. I'm puzzled as to how this
could happen unless a) there's a bug which could be repaired or b) you
actually changed the settings for the /boot partition or c) you told it to
make a /boot partition manually, but didn't tell it any anything about any
special requirements.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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