Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109465
'Server' install type does not create appropriate partitions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
OK. Call me old fashioned...
I expected the 'Server' install type to create the 'usual'
partitions in addition to /boot, / (root) and swap.
In the interests of operational safety I will manually
create /var, /usr, /home and maybe /tmp.
In the interests of newcomers please consider adding additional
partitions to the defaults for a server-type installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora core v1 release
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Take ingredients (computer, unpartitioned HDD (8.5GB), Fedora Core
2.Follow instructions, selecting 'Automatically Partition' at the
Disk Partitioning event
3.Check 'Review (and modify....)
4. Next ->
Actual Results: /dev/hds is offerd with the minimal partitioning
scheme appropriate to a 'desktop' or workstation installation
Expected Results: For a 'Server' installation I would expect (ie: Ã
la RH 7.3)
This is intentional. If you ask ten people how to partition, you'll
get at least seven different answers. Thus, we give a basic default
and default to reviewing (and thus the ability to add partitions as
you wish) on a server install.
I take your point, Jeremy.
But I foresee newbies (and not-so-newbies) struggling with trashed
servers, that they've come to rely on, 6 months down the line.