Bug 15116 - anaconda wants to write unchanged partition tables to disk unnecessarily
Summary: anaconda wants to write unchanged partition tables to disk unnecessarily
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-08-02 13:24 UTC by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-17 16:17:51 UTC
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2000-08-02 13:24:15 UTC
Cyrix MediaGX with 32Mb of RAM and a very large
HD which I have partitioned to triple-boot between different
flavours of Linux.. 

Decided to install pinstripe over the top of the last beta
to replace it. Used disk druid, selected the partitions to
use for /boot and / - it already spotted the swap. I changed
nothing from its previous set up. hda3 was still /boot and
hda9 was still /. 

Next screen: "you have not much memory in your machine.
I want to turn on swap. "[Think bubble: 32Mbs? Fair enough...]
"To do that, I need to write the partition table to disk. Is that okay?"
[Think bubble: huh?]

Why? Why does it need to rewrite the partition table? It
hasn't changed...

I thought I had put this into bugzilla before but I can't
find it. Sorry.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-17 16:17:47 UTC
It should not cause problems since the partition table is the same.

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