Bug 810020 - format of / partition should use format options already in use on the target
Summary: format of / partition should use format options already in use on the target
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-04 22:33 UTC by Felix Miata
Modified: 2012-04-11 18:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-04-11 18:45:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Felix Miata 2012-04-04 22:33:27 UTC
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 15:34:12 UTC
This has been addressed elsewhere.

Comment 2 Felix Miata 2012-04-11 18:36:27 UTC
Where is elsewhere?

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2012-04-11 18:45:29 UTC
In bug 808970.

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