Bug 1021075 - anacoda install format /home, old data gone
anacoda install format /home, old data gone
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2013-10-19 02:27 EDT by FENG Haibo
Modified: 2013-10-22 10:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-10-22 04:32:48 EDT
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Description FENG Haibo 2013-10-19 02:27:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Installed fedora 20 alpha 4.
My PC is fedora 19 and /home is a standalone ext4 standard partition.
I delete /boot, swap and /, and recreate these 3 partitions. swap and / is LVM.
the previous partition sda3 is still mounted to /home, there is old data there.
Confirmed that in /home parameters the reformat option is unselected.
After pressed done, there isn't format prompt of sda3 partition.

But after bootup, i even created a user with a different name, I found the old data gone in /home. I expected they are remained.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora 20 alpha 4 live ISO created USB image, select install to HDD after launch.

How reproducible:
tried twice, first time created the first user with the same name; second, created a user with a different name.
Comment 1 FENG Haibo 2013-10-22 04:32:48 EDT
false alarm.
The partition is still there, fedora 20 doesn't munt that partition, and instead created a new /home directory.
I have to manually modify /etc/fstab to mount the partition.

While I think fedora 20 should mount that /home dir either
Comment 2 David Lehman 2013-10-22 10:45:44 EDT
If you want the old/existing filesystem to be mounted as part of the new system you have to tell us the mountpoint.

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