Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1021075
anacoda install format /home, old data gone
Last modified: 2013-10-22 10:45:44 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.
tried twice, first time created the first user with the same name; second, created a user with a different name.
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
If you want the old/existing filesystem to be mounted as part of the new system you have to tell us the mountpoint.