Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10001
RFE: Detect Solaris partitions and dont format as swap
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
Solaris partition destroyed by RH6.2Beta install process.
On Intel solaris 2.7 uses type 82 to idenify it's disk partition, The 6.2
version of the install program (custom FTP install from a local machine
containing RH6.2Beta downloaded from sunsite.unc.edu 3/4/2000 @ 23:00 MST)
automatically formatted all linux swap partitions.
My current RH version (6.0) seeks confirmation of which swap partitions to
use thus allowing opportunity to de-select the solaris partition.
While this is likely to affect very few users the consequences are
dramatic. I can appreciate the desire to simplify the installation process
but under normal circumstances would not appreciate having one of my other
operating systems trashed. As it happens no harm was done as I was
rebuilding the machine following H/W upgrades and intended to reinstall
I would suggest at minimum a BIG warning in the manual about this
incompatiability or better still either reinstate the swap selection
screen or selectively query 'large' swap partitions. I ended up with
4480Mb of swap when I was expecting 384Mb.
Thanks Ray Sutton
This will not be resolved in the latest release, but we are looking at ways of
dealing with it in future releases.
*** Bug 11590 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED
*** Bug 21262 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 21333 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Starting with Solaris 10, Solaris x86 no longer creates NEW partions using 0x82,
which is also used for Linux Swap partitions.
Solaris 10 now uss 0xbf for Solaris partitions.
Disclaimer: I do not speak for my employer.