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Old 07-28-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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Value out of range error - while creating new partition in RHEL6


the disk has enough free space

3 primary and 1 extended partitions are already there

i am trying to create a new logical partition through the following command:

fdisk -cu /dev/sda

but when i am giving size say +500M ..its saying ..value out of range...i have tried with different size but its not accepting any....please help.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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please post the output of this
Code:
su -
fdisk -l
also i have found that using a live cd like "Gparted" works much better that trying to use something installed on the operating system
 
Old 08-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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please post the output of this
Code:
su -
fdisk -l
also i have found that using a live cd like "Gparted" works much better that trying to use something installed on the operating system


attaching screen shot for your reference
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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When specifying a size you must use a + i.e. +500M
 
Old 08-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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When specifying a size you must use a + i.e. +500M
i have used +500M in reality, used 200M hust to take the screenshot...

please help me with some definite answer so that i can resolve the issue.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Your posted screen shot does not have a +.

What happens when you use the default value. Instead of entering a number just press the enter key. This should create a partition using up all of the existing space in the extended partition.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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Yup, by entering in just the 2000M, you asked it to go to that literal sector. +2000M would have told fdisk to add 2000M (2 gigs).

Try it again while using +2000M and see if that works. If not please send us a screenshot of that.


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