Bug 251481 - clearpart --linux not working
clearpart --linux not working
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
5.0
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Reported: 2007-08-09 07:30 EDT by Levente Farkas
Modified: 2008-04-18 07:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-18 07:51:58 EDT
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Description Levente Farkas 2007-08-09 07:30:09 EDT
Description of problem:
i've got a system with windows at the first partitio, even if my kickstart file
contains:
clearpart --initlabel --linux --drives=sda
it still remove the first nonlinux (ie. windows partition) from my disk.
imho it's a kickstart bug.

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-04-18 07:51:58 EDT
The --initlabel argument means to initialize the disk label, which would have
the effect of clearing the partition table.  So while the partitions themselves
should be there, they will not be listed in the partition table.  This is
functioning as designed.  If you are still seeing this problem after removing
that argument, feel free to reopen this bug.

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