Errors in GNOME installer for 2011-03-15 builds

Gregory Woodbury redwolfe at
Wed Mar 16 19:18:50 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Tim Flink <tflink at> wrote:

> On 03/16/2011 11:36 AM, Gregory Woodbury wrote:
> > No traceback or messages that I can see, just a notification that i can't
> > put
> > a partition on root.
> Just to re-iterate (and slightly rephrase) what James said: I believe
> that the change to anaconda was to disallow assigning '/' to a partition
> that was not being formatted during the installation process. If the
> partition was previously formatted, you wouldn't be able to mount it as
> '/' unless you reformat it as part of the install.
> Are you using custom or auto partitioning?
> Are you using pre-existing partitions/logical volumes? If so, does
> deleting and re-creating those partitions work (assuming you can do so)?

Yes, it is wanting the partition formatted before letting it be assigned to

This is rather awkard as the format checkbox is below the mount point box.
Are we going to recommend a seperate /home?  Should the default layout make
a /home?

This is, IIRC the second go around on forcing the root to be formatted.
What if /home is
in the root and you don't want to lose it!   Last time we got a notification
that the partition
ought to be formatted, unless there are home directories or something you
want to keep.

FC13 has this notification, 15 lost it and now wants to force formatting.

Two steps back and 1/2 step forward.

G.Wolfe Woodbury
aka redwolfe (proventesters)
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