Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 224204
unecessary formatting when using dd backend
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
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.
We might want to do any metadata clobbering, though, just to avoid tools getting
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.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.
If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
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Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.
The process we're following is outlined here:
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doesn't happen again.