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Bug 230945 - anaconda doesn't let me set the mount point for vfat partitions
anaconda doesn't let me set the mount point for vfat partitions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Blocks: Fedora7LiveCD
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Reported: 2007-03-04 18:32 EST by William Lovaton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-28 17:13:43 EDT
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Description William Lovaton 2007-03-04 18:32:58 EST
Description of problem:
Why anaconda disabled the mount point for vfat partitions in my hard disk?
previous versions of Fedora didn't do that.

After installation I checked that vfat partitions are supported since my usb
memory mounts without any problem.  So I can't see any reason for this
limitation in anaconda.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This was from installing Fedora 7 Test 2 Live CD.

How reproducible:
In the partition tool of anaconda try to set the mount point of an existing vfat
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-05 15:45:38 EST
Did you happen to try the regular install and see if it acted differently here?
 And what were you trying to mount the vfat partition as?
Comment 2 William Lovaton 2007-03-05 17:39:42 EST
a) No, I didn't try the regular install because it's a DVD download and that's
too big right now.  Is there any regular CD image so I can just download the
first CD?

b) The anaconda GUI is very specific on what you can do, I tried to set the
mount point of /dev/sda1 (PATA subsystem, formerly hda1) in /media/winc but my
surprise was that the field was disabled (grayed out) so I couldn't write/select
a mount point.  I only had the options of leaving the partition untouched or
formatting it as ext3... I did choose the first one obviously.

I never had this specific problem with previous Fedora Core versions.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-07 14:46:47 EST
Okay, I see what's going on.  This is specific to the live CD.  Since we haven't
gone through the loader, we don't load all of the filesystem modules and thus
vfat ends up looking like an unsupported filesystem. 

Should be pretty quick to knock out once I get back from vacation.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-28 17:13:43 EDT
Not an ideal fix, but committed something.  Won't be in test3, though

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