Bug 170861 - system-config-lvm thinks my /boot partition is uninitialized
Summary: system-config-lvm thinks my /boot partition is uninitialized
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-lvm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marek Grac
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-14 19:46 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2010-02-16 12:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-02-16 12:56:11 UTC
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Description Matthias Clasen 2005-10-14 19:46:21 UTC
When in fact its a mounted ext3 partition. 
Thats bad, since it might give the poor user the idea to use /boot for something
else --> no boot anymore...

Comment 1 David Timms 2007-07-05 13:38:56 UTC
Same can be said for root/home partitions, -lvm should not be intimating that
they are currently not in use, and hence encouraging an admin to intialize them
for lvm use.
1. The unitialized partitions list should list only those marked as partition
type Linux LVM =0x8e
2. An enhanced GUI could have a tree branch called: non-lvm partitions, and
boot/swap/root/ntfs/vfat/home would be listed there. While it would be nice to
show some details of these {size and mount point}, at least the -lvm util could
list the partition names.

Comment 2 Charles R. Anderson 2008-02-08 00:49:47 UTC
Maybe we can get this fixed for F9?  Putting on F9Target.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:02:41 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 5 Marek Grac 2010-01-22 11:58:20 UTC
Moved to Fedora rawhide as there is still this problem.

Comment 6 Marek Grac 2010-02-16 12:56:11 UTC
System-config-lvm has entered maintainance-only mode and whole package will be
deprecated soon. We do not plan active development, only bugfixing. 

Solution 1) , as proposed in comment 1, is not acceptable as it will add new restrictions for PV and thus some of the devices won't be shown

Solution 2) is acceptable but needs active development.

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