Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129086
Bad: Anaconda does not like on-unique disk LABELs during installation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
Bad: When I installed (upgraded) my computer to FC2 Anaconda reported
that the disk LABELs on the disk-partitions was not unique; ie.
identitical LABELs found for different partitions in the system. I
then was told to quit the installation and go fix the problem myself.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a disk with LABELS / and /usr in your PC
2. Mount a second disk with LABELS / and /usr in your PC
3. Start Installation/upgrade using a CD/DVD
4. Step through the installation process
Actual Results: At last Anaconda report the problem and tells you to
abort the installation and go fix the problem yourself. All setups
done so far in Anaconda is thus lost, not good...
Expected Results: RFE: Wouldn't it be nice if Anaconda, when finding
non-unique LABELs, reported all partitions and disk-LABELs found in
the system and then allow the user to remove or rename LABELs as he
This bug seems related to
Reported on Anaconda-devel-list as below
Making changes to the handling of this within anaconda is very
difficult as you're not in a good environment to be able to look and
see what is on the disks which is really required for making any sort
of distinction like this. Hence, why we just tell you that your
system is not set up correctly and leave it to be fixed in a *real*
environment where you have a full set of tools to be able to
accurately assess what belongs where.