Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187471
disk partitioning tool labels / as /1 without reason
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem:
If there is already a / partition with label / and I chose to take this
partition as / again and select to format with ext3 it is relabled to /1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fc5 on a disk where there is already a / partition with label /
2. take this partition as / again
3. select format as ext3
/ partition has label /1
should have /
Are there any other partitions on any other disks in the system with a / label?
First disk with /, swap, a ntfs partition and some free space.
Second disk with /home.
All primary partitions.
Selected to format / and leave /home untouched.
If you have the /root/install.log and /root/install.log.syslog files on your
system, please attach those.
This does not sound like a bug to me. Anaconda avoids label collisions on
filesystems, so even if you want to use a partition as the / filesystem and you
tell it to reformat, anaconda still checks for other labels on the system. If
you have any other distributions installed, other hard disks with labels,
etc...anaconda will rename its filesystems to avoid label collisions. The label
tries to match the mountpoint, but it may not if you already have a label by
that name. In the end, it really doesn't matter as the label is entirely
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The label may not match the mountpoint if you already have a label by that name,
and the partition with that label is not the new partition.
Yeah, this is expected behaviour because we need to avoid filesystem label
collisions. If your Fedora root partition is labeled as /1, then there *is*
another partition that we can see that already has a / label. Since we cannot
relabel other partitions, we adjust our labels accordingly.