debian-installer unable to create 2.4TB partition

Bug #1012863 reported by Jeff Lane on 2012-06-13
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partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If you have a disk that is larger than the 2TiB limit for the dos partition table, but it has a dos partition table on it, d-i offers the free space line that lets you choose to create a primary/logical partition in the dos partition table. It offers a maximum size greater than the 2tb dos partition table limit and if you select that size, it then errors trying to create it. If you hit enter on the whole disk instead of the free space, it correctly offers to create an empty ( gpt ) partition table, and all is well. If you are still using a dos partition table, then it should not offer to create partitions that do not fit.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

I should add that I CAN create 2TB partitions, as this is, IIRC, the limit for msdos style partition tables. My issue is that the installer prevents me from completely partitioning this system due to the inability to choose a partition table scheme other than msdos.

Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2012-06-16
affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
Changed in partman-partitioning (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
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