Bug 426474 - new sequence for partitioning and formatting filesystems leaves systems unuseable in the face of subsequent errors
Summary: new sequence for partitioning and formatting filesystems leaves systems unuse...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-21 11:17 UTC by G.Wolfe Woodbury
Modified: 2007-12-21 14:09 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-21 14:09:15 UTC

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Description G.Wolfe Woodbury 2007-12-21 11:17:04 UTC
Description of problem:
  the installer now seems to commit and format filesystems immediately rather
than waiting until ready to begin the installing.  This leaves the system in an
unusable state when a subsequent error [e.g. BZ 426444] causes the install to fail.

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Expected results:
  I much prefer the older behaviour of waiting until much later in the install
process before committing partitioning and formatting filesystems.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-12-21 14:09:15 UTC
The problem is that resizing is, fundamentally, an operation which has a chance
of not being able to do exactly what was estimated, etc.  So we can't just
assume like we always have in the past that our partitioning will definitely be
able to match up.  Also, we're going to take advantage of the "immediate" commit
so that if your partitioning does fail for some reason, then we can give you a
better chance to fix it up.

Also, we're going to be moving some other things around so the sequence will end
up being smaller config bits, partitioning, package selection, install.  And
we'll need to have partitioning committed for package selection so that you can
actually add repositories from CDs other than the one that you're running the
installer from.

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