Bug 115565 - Anaconda/Disk Druid doesn't mark swap to be formatted
Summary: Anaconda/Disk Druid doesn't mark swap to be formatted
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-13 16:06 UTC by David Jansen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-13 18:27:46 UTC
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Description David Jansen 2004-02-13 16:06:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing FC 1.90 and choosing "manual partitioning using Disk
Druid", the pre-existing swap partition was not marked to be formatted
(like it was in FC1), but it gets used during install.
Not I don't know if it gets formatted without asking, or it just works
without formatting, and I don't know how to test for this.
However, if all swap partitions get formatted without asking, there
may be problems with other operating systems.
And if it doesn't get formatted, will Fedora run with a non-functional
swap partition?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC 1.90 (I used the boot.iso with an nfs install using a
directory containing the 4 ISOs in case it matters)
2. choose manual partitioning (Disk Druid)
3. leave existing swap alone (and note there isn't a checkmark next to
it in the format column)

Additional info:

Note: I have no problem with swap partitions getting used without
asking, but I saw warnings about especially Solaris using the same
partition type as Linux swap, so this "feature" may make it impossible
to have FC2 coexist with such an os.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-13 18:27:46 UTC
This is an intentional change.  We used to always format them
automatically, now we don't.  They'll try to get used, but if that
fails, then the failure should get ignored.

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