Bug 835635 - the installer partition tool sucks
the installer partition tool sucks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2012-06-26 12:47 EDT by hramrach
Modified: 2012-06-27 04:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-26 13:33:40 EDT
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Description hramrach 2012-06-26 12:47:08 EDT

I was trying to install F17 using a live CD (which is the recommended download).

This failed horribly.

First I tried to partition automagically (after unchecking "use lvm") with the "replace existing linux systems" option but then changed my mind, went back, and check the "review layout" box.

I reviewed and went ahead but the installer cradhed saying it could not refresh the partition map in the kernel.

So I rebooted and tried partitioning again but this time the partitions created on previous run were left as "unknown" and additional partitions were created.

To resolve issues I booted a different CD, wrote zeroes to the first sector, and then proceeded with F17 installation without issue.

However, previously partitioned disk is a serious headache with f17 installer.
Comment 1 hramrach 2012-06-27 04:31:56 EDT
since you don't say what information is missing you are not goint to get it

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