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Bug 489991 - Support disks without partitions
Support disks without partitions
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: David Lehman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 490641 496535 513235 531880 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-03-12 15:31 EDT by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 02:32 EDT (History)
12 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.10-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 01:59:25 EST
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Attached traceback automatically from anaconda. (8.79 MB, text/plain)
2009-03-12 15:31 EDT, James Laska
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Description James Laska 2009-03-12 15:31:32 EDT
The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
anaconda exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/", line 428, in mount
    raise FSError("no mountpoint given")
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/formats/", line 656, in setup
    return self.mount(**kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line 511, in setup
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line 1026, in create
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line 205, in execute
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line 618, in processActions
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/", line 181, in doIt
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 115, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 205, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 128, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1317, in nextClicked
FSError: no mountpoint given
Comment 1 James Laska 2009-03-12 15:31:53 EDT
Created attachment 335003 [details]
Attached traceback automatically from anaconda.
Comment 2 David Lehman 2009-03-12 15:49:40 EDT
Since we don't currently allow unpartitioned disks to contain formatting other than a disklabel we need to ignore things like filesystems detected on them.

That's what is happening here -- your preexisting btrfs on the disk is recognized, but we don't know to destroy the formatting when writing the disklabel.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-03-26 15:30:51 EDT
*** Bug 490641 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Joel Andres Granados 2009-04-15 06:00:55 EDT
mmm, but if the disk only had a filesyste on it and no partitions there should have been a question asking if to ignore or to reinitialize the disk with a partition.  Maybe this happens when both filesystem metadata and partition metadata are detected on the disk (its happened to me more than once).
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2009-04-20 10:45:45 EDT
*** Bug 496535 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 08:11:29 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2009-08-12 10:20:59 EDT
*** Bug 513235 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 David Lehman 2009-10-29 14:47:51 EDT
*** Bug 531880 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 04:51:45 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 10 David Lehman 2010-01-18 11:03:44 EST
Support for preexisting whole-disk formatting was added to anaconda-13.10-1, which will be in Fedora 13.

Reformatting and setting a mountpoint are not supported, but the formatting will be recognized. In the case of lvm physical volumes and software (md) raid member devices, the devices can be used in new or existing configurations.
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