Bug 810020 - format of / partition should use format options already in use on the target
format of / partition should use format options already in use on the target
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-04-04 18:33 EDT by Felix Miata
Modified: 2012-04-11 14:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-04-11 14:45:29 EDT
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Description Felix Miata 2012-04-04 18:33:27 EDT
Unlike the installers of every other distro I can remember, formatting is forced on the / filesystem regardless, even when the / target is freshly formatted and contains no files or directories. Unilateral formatting causes loss of UUID, label, blocksize, inode size and other filesystem features that co-installations of Linux on multiboot systems, or their users, may depend on or prefer. At least by obvious option in the Anaconda interface, format of / partition should be able to use the format options already in use on the target, preserving existing features.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2012-04-11 11:34:12 EDT
This has been addressed elsewhere.
Comment 2 Felix Miata 2012-04-11 14:36:27 EDT
Where is elsewhere?
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2012-04-11 14:45:29 EDT
In bug 808970.

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