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Old 06-11-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
sharptech
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Disk Druid newb question ->


Hello,

I am studying for the RHCE and am going through the book and have a question on Disk Druid.

In the book one of the exercises is to partition the hard drive w/ disk druid as it says in the book. Here is the partition scheme it lays out.

hda1
100MB
/boot

hda2
500MB
swap

hda3
5GB
/

hda4
4500MB
extended

hda5
500MB
/var

hda6
1000MB
/var/www

it goes on with a few more.

Now when I go to disk druid and custom layout - I start to prepare the partitions. When I set a new partition it moves them the way it wants to.

For example when I am creating the logical partitions I will do /var and then /var/www and it moves /var/www to hda5 and /var to hda6. I know that /var/www is bigger then /var so it looks like it is moving it according to the size. It does not let me do /var as hda5 and /var/www as hda6.

Is this normal and the way Disk Druid works? I want to make sure because if it wants me to specifically do these partitions on the exam I want to be able to do this correctly.

Also using Fedora Core 6 to do this.

Thank you

Last edited by sharptech; 06-11-2007 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:42 PM   #2
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What happens when you make /var bigger then /var/www? also when you make /var bigger then /var/www try and make the partition /var/www before you make /var. See if you get the same result of it placing the bigger drive first.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
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What happens when you make /var bigger then /var/www? also when you make /var bigger then /var/www try and make the partition /var/www before you make /var. See if you get the same result of it placing the bigger drive first.
If I make /var bigger then it is corrected. Disk Druid is going by size.

However on the exam if it wants it the way listed above - then how can I do it as such? Or is there really no way to do it like that w/ Disk Druid?
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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seems to me it may be a bug in disk druid. When you are a partitioning your drives see if you can find a force switch or box to check to make it stick to the desired partition number. Also I would do another test with say /usr and /usr/local to confirm that it is a bug.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:56 PM   #5
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seems to me it may be a bug in disk druid. When you are a partitioning your drives see if you can find a force switch or box to check to make it stick to the desired partition number. Also I would do another test with say /usr and /usr/local to confirm that it is a bug.
There is no force to make this a partition - I checked ;p

Yeah it does it with anything I create. It makes the biggest size first then goes down the line.
 
  


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