Bug 53379 - installer uses NON type-82 partition for swap
installer uses NON type-82 partition for swap
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-07 14:03 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-07 14:03:42 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2001-09-07 14:03:36 EDT
Description of Problem:
I had a partition which had been used for swap (formatted for swap) but I
had stopped using it and changed the partition type from "82" to "83". 
When in (clean) installed rc2, it allocated and used the partition for swap .

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. allocate and format a partition for swap but change its type to 83
2. install RC2
3. After reboot, check /etc/fstab

Actual Results:
type-83 partition used for swap

Expected Results:
type 83 partitions ignore for swap

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-09-07 15:33:11 EDT
identifying the partition table types are unreliable for determining how to use
contents of partitions.  Format the partition as something other than swap.

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