Bug 122101 - Install fails if there are previous "version 0" swap-partitions
Summary: Install fails if there are previous "version 0" swap-partitions
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 133260
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-30 14:56 UTC by andreasp
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-21 12:44:30 UTC

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Description andreasp 2004-04-30 14:56:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
Install fails when anaconda tries "swapon" and there are already
existing swap-partitions (version 0) from other distributions. The
message was "Please reboot" (or something, sorry, don't remember).

When anaconda looks for swap-partitions to activate, make sure they
are compatible with the current kernel.
Make anaconda only activate "version 1+" swap-partitions if it finds
any, and if none is found ask to initialize "version 0" swaps and tell
user it might cause a problem with previously installed distributions.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have an 2.4-based distribution already installed on a system
2. Make sure it has a "version 0" swap-partition
3. Try to install FC2t3

Actual Results:  Dialog that asks me to reboot and try installing again.

Expected Results:  Start of package installation 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-05-06 22:11:51 UTC
Arjan -- did we lose support for these in the kernel?

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-05-07 22:03:43 UTC
Correct.  From http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/docs/post-halloween-2.6.txt

- Version zero swap partitions are no longer supported (everything is
  using v1 now anyway - rerun mkswap if in doubt).
  Linux 2.0.x requires v0 swap space, Linux v2.1.117 and later
  support v1.  mkswap(8) can format swap space in either format.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-27 19:36:18 UTC
Added support to ignore version 0 swaps.  

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