Fedora 13 install partitioning issue
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 11 15:29:07 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-06-11 at 13:37 +0200, David Jansen wrote:
> I ran into an issue with the installation of Fedora 13. What I was
> trying to do was this: install the new version, choose for a custom
> layout of the partitions, and then have system stuff like / and /usr
> reformatted, but leave /usr/local, /opt, /home and /data partitions
> alone to preserve own data and software not installed from rpms.
> This is how I have done system upgrades/reinstalls fro years.
> However, with Fedora 13, when I choose the custom install, all my
> partitions are marked as type "unknown" and all I can do is select them
> and format them, or abort the installation (which I did, of course).
> This happens to all partitions, ext3, ext4, swap, and ntfs.
> Is this a known issue (couldn't find anything about it), a boot option I
> have missed, or perhaps something specific to the 2 computers where I
> tried the installation ??
> If these partitions were on another disk, I understand I can skip the
> disk as a data storage disk which isn't used in partitioning, but
> unfortunately, it's not on a separate disk. So, what to do?
> David Jansen
You ar confirming my previous complaint about the partioneer that is
presented to you by the installer.I would do the following:
1,Read very carefully section 7.20 in the Installation Guide.
2.When you choose:custom layout did you also click on the review button
at the bottom of the page? If you don't you can get the screwy results
Again I reject thew contention that using the partitioner is obvious.
When you go out to buy, don't show your silver.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
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