[CentOS] Can't create partition even though free space is available

Ruslan Sivak russ at vshift.com
Tue Mar 30 05:14:57 UTC 2010


Enabling the CentOS repositories and updating the util-linux package
fixed this.

Russ

On 3/29/2010 9:24 PM, Ruslan Sivak wrote:
> I'm working with XenServer 5.5u2, which is basically CentOS 5.  I'm
> having trouble creating a partition.  I should still have free space in
> the extended partition, but it won't let me create any more logical
> partitions.
> 
> Is there anything I'm doing wrong or is this a bug in fdisk?
> 
> Command (m for help): p
> 
> Disk /dev/sda: 1999.8 GB, 1999844147200 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243133 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> 
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *           1         499     4008186   83  Linux
> /dev/sda2             500         998     4008217+  83  Linux
> /dev/sda3             999      243133  1944949387+   5  Extended
> /dev/sda5             999      108959   867196701   83  Linux
> /dev/sda6          108960      216920   867196701   83  Linux
> 
> Command (m for help): n
> Command action
>    l   logical (5 or over)
>    p   primary partition (1-4)
> l
> No free sectors available


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