Bug 224204 - unecessary formatting when using dd backend
Summary: unecessary formatting when using dd backend
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-24 17:18 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: F8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-04-03 19:38:10 UTC
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Description Matthias Clasen 2007-01-24 17:18:05 UTC
anaconda formats the filesystems even when using it to install a live cd image.
Since the image is just dd'ed onto the disk, that shouldn't be necessary, I think.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-01-29 19:56:05 UTC
We might want to do any metadata clobbering, though, just to avoid tools getting
confused later

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-28 22:13:01 UTC
There's not really a good way to handle this cleanly at present.  We're planning
to overhaul partitioning a bit for Fedora 8, so I think the best thing to do is
to punt this for Fedora 7.  The only real impact is that the install takes
longer due to the need to format.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 18:57:20 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
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longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
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