Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426474
new sequence for partitioning and formatting filesystems leaves systems unuseable in the face of subsequent errors
Last modified: 2007-12-21 09:09:15 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I much prefer the older behaviour of waiting until much later in the install
process before committing partitioning and formatting filesystems.
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