Bug 730798

Summary: Anaconda unexpectedly erases preformatted install partition content
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mae Marcus <maemarcus>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Mae Marcus 2011-08-15 19:34:35 UTC
Description of problem:

Anaconda has an ability to select custom partitions layout. Among other options, it can install system on the previously formatted partition (i.e. formatted before outside anaconda). In this context is is *expected* that files that may happen to be on this partition will be either rewritten or conserved after install. Apparently, they all are deleted, that is potentially a data loss problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing Fedora 15 from live usb
2. For partitions select custom layout and select preformatted partition for "/"
3. Run installation
Actual results:

Anaconda delivers clean system install on the partition with "/".

Expected results:

Anaconda should conserve files previously located on "/", as soon as it was not asked to format the partition.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2011-08-16 14:09:22 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 629311 ***