Bug 109465 - 'Server' install type does not create appropriate partitions
'Server' install type does not create appropriate partitions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-07 21:13 EST by Dave G
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Dave G 2003-11-07 21:13:43 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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Take ingredients (computer, unpartitioned HDD (8.5GB), Fedora Core 
Install CDs)
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
ie: /boot
    / (root)

Expected Results:  For a 'Server' installation I would expect (ie: à 
la RH 7.3)
/ (root)
        and maybe

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-07 21:15:10 EST
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.
Comment 2 Dave G 2003-11-07 21:28:38 EST
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.

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