FC3 installer unable to automatically create linux partitionsinextended partiton

Gain Paolo Mureddu gmureddu at prodigy.net.mx
Fri Jan 21 16:21:56 UTC 2005

Kam Leo wrote:

>Hi, everyone.
>It has been a while since I tried to install Fedora from scratch. I
>usually upgrade an existing installation, use the existing partitions,
>and wipe out the old data. Today I tried to install FC3 into an
>extended DOS partition. I got to the disk partition portion of the
>install and the installer refused to automatically create the linux
>partitions. The auto-partitioner complained that it could not create
>an LVM volume and that there was on free space on the drive!  I had to
>manually create the linux partitions using Disk Druid for the install
>to proceed.
>1) When and why was the ability to automatically create linux
>partitions in an extended DOS partition removed?
>2) Why does the Release Notes fail to mention that LVM is the default
>file system or that automatic partitioning of ext. partitions is no
>longer works?
>Yuck! What a rotten turn of events. Some people are making boneheaded
>decisions at Fedora Core.  There is no need to lose functionality and
>usability just because LVM has been added. They have turned
>multi-booting Windows and Fedora into a more complex and error prone
>process.  Disk Druid for everyone!  Way to go!
For what is worth, I also disklike the fact that now FC creates LVM 
volumes instead of regular partitions as default. Even if you can change 
the output (you can't change the behaviour). I'm more of an oldschool 
partitions kind of guy. I fail to see how LVMs add more problems to dual 
booting with Windows. I just installed FC3 onto my GF's laptop (which 
had Gentoo previously) and dual boot works just fine.

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