Gene Czarcinski gene at
Mon Sep 23 16:32:15 UTC 2013

On 09/23/2013 11:44 AM, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On 09/21/2013 02:53 PM, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On Sep 21, 2013, at 12:12 PM, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at> 
>> wrote:
>>> Hi, all.
>>> I was wondering as to why Ananconda has no facility to overwrite a 
>>> distro already present on the target machine.
>> It may not be able to identify the partitions making up a distro 
>> installation. But it does have multiple ways to either reformat 
>> existing partitions, or destroy individual partitions, or destroy all 
>> partitions.
>> Chris Murphy
> How about the reuse of btrfs subvolumes?
> It seems to me that the only way to do that is to delete the subvolume 
> and then reallocate it which is precisely what I do in my KVM 
> kickstart installs.  I first bootup in rescue mode and delete the old 
> root subvolume and then reboot to do the install. I probably need to 
> figure out out a pre-install script which will do that.
> Is this worth an RFE?  I am thinking of an RFE for kickstart.   I 
> assume (I have not tried it) that I can reuse an subvolume by first 
> deleting and "reclaiming" the space from a regular install.
> Gene

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