Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505120
Can't install fc11 with all filesystems in a single partition
Last modified: 2009-06-10 14:40:37 EDT
Description of problem:I tried to install the fc11 kde live cd in a single partition over an existing suse installation, using /dev/sda8 as / with its default of ext4. I got a message stating that "bootable partitions cannot be on an ext4 filesystem". I changed it to ext3 and tried it again. This time I got a message stating "Your / partition does not match the live image that you are installing from. It must be formatted as ext4". It appears that you cannot install fc11 with all its filesystem in a single partition. Is that true? It is the way that I have always done my installations (regardless of distribution).
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I tried it twice while I was booted. It was repeatable then. I did not try booting again, but I assume that it will happen every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
You cannot currently install from the livecd to a single partition, correct. This is due to two reasons:
(1) grub does not currently support booting from ext4, only ext3.
(2) The livecd installer simply copies over the contents of the CD to the filesystem. Since the filesystem on the CD is ext4, it requires that your root partition also be ext4.
So if you want to install onto a single partition (or use a non-ext4 / for any other reason), then you must install from either the network install ISO (boot.iso) or from the DVD.