|Summary:||Previous linux directories formatted in "custom" installation|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||celli|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-08 19:13:53 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description celli 1999-10-27 13:23:13 UTC
I have (had) a 8GB eide HD with several Linux partition: - hdb1 working Linux distribution - hdb2 test-1 Linux distribution - hdb3 test-2 Linux distribution ~800MB - hdb4 extended - hdb5 /home ..... I tried to install RH-6.1 on hdb3. I choose "custom" to preserve other linux partitions I told to format ONLY hdb3 I set mount points for other linux partitions (es. hdb2 on /mnt/caldera, hdb5 on /mnt/home )and win partitions on hda I choose a lot of packages. The installer told me the space was not enough. I came back and removed some package (GNOME,...). The installation started saying "formatting /mnt/caldera" (Not "formatting /dev/hdb2"). No messages about other partitions. When installation ended i found: - ALL linux partitions formatted, - not chosen packages (Gnome,...) installed - other chosen packages (g77,...) not installed - mount points to win partitions non activated. It seems as when I went back to deselect some package the installation mode was switched to "workstation" with very "unpleasant" consequences. I suppose it is a very severe bug in installation program. Obviously i can't repeat the procedure to be sure of what i said. Actually I have got a lot of problems to restore my lost data. Any way IMHO i thing it'd be very important to modify installation procedure adding an "active" warning before formatting a partition. In such a way i can prevent deletion of data. This is very important in a "full automatic" procedure where user doesn't control what actually happens. Best regards, Andrea Celli
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 19:04:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 19:13:59 UTC
This issue has been fixed in the latest RawHide.