Bug 239427 - Swap initialization during install to HDD
Swap initialization during install to HDD
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-05-08 08:14 EDT by Sai Kiran Kanuri
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-15 11:03:18 EDT
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Description Sai Kiran Kanuri 2007-05-08 08:14:29 EDT
Description of problem:

When installing to Hard disk from Live CD, after partitioning, if the swap
partition is not selected for formatting, installation fails 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 test 4

How reproducible:
every time on my PC.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select install into hard drive. 
2. Already you pc should have a SWAP partition.
3. Do not select the SWAP partition for formatting. 
Actual results:
Installation is aborted

Expected results:
The installation should automatically initialize SWAP

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-05-14 14:52:35 EDT
What was previously on the swap?  We'll initialize it if you say to format it,
but if you explicitly go in and say "don't format", then we don't.
Comment 2 Sai Kiran Kanuri 2007-05-15 01:25:58 EDT
It is used as Swap for my Previous FC6. 
what i would prefer is, anaconda detects the swap and automatically initialize
it for me, unless i explicitly say no.
Is it necessary for the swap to be formatted every time i install a OS. is it
not the same for every version for all versions. I am aware of only two versions
of SWAP FS. Almost all versions use version two by default. 
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-05-15 11:03:18 EDT
There are a few reasons that can lead to the swap not being properly formatted;
explicitly saying not to format it definitely can lead to problems (and there's
no reason not to, hence why we do so by default).

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