Bug 857696 - Partitioning is confused on new anaconda interface (F18 Alpha-RC3.1)
Partitioning is confused on new anaconda interface (F18 Alpha-RC3.1)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lehman
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Reported: 2012-09-16 06:37 EDT by Álvaro Castillo
Modified: 2014-01-02 13:42 EST (History)
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Description Álvaro Castillo 2012-09-16 06:37:28 EDT
Description of problem:

I do not know how anaconda partitioning your disk with It new interface.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 18 Alpha-RC 3.1 XFCE SPIN (I guess anaconda installer is same than XFCE as desktop, KDE...)

I have this HDD table partition.
1- Fedora 17     /boot    2.04GB    ext4
2- Fedora 17     /        60.12GB   ext4
3- Fedora 17     /home    300*GB    ext4
4-     *         swap     2.04GB    swap
5- free space      *      30GB       *
6- EFI partition   *       

I launched anaconda, so good, and when I get to the partitioning option, I run my only HDD detected. (I have only one)

Well, I select it, I give below, and I get a window to check the model of hard drive partitioning. OK

After ,not understand anything, I select "New Installation F18 ...", I give +, put "/" and then I assign .... 30GB.

1. Where did these 30GB extracted? from  free space? What if I have not and I formatted my ext4 partition from gparted?

After giving him so, with "/" ... et, in the installation process came the message "Creating ext4 on / dev/sda9". Everything OK, but then came "Creating ext4 on / dev/sdb1".
What does this mean? Do you also try to settle in the pendrive? : S

I've also tried creating a partition from GParted, but ... uses the free space but assign the mount point by selecting the partition I made for F18 in "Unknown"

I think, should add how to partition disk options of old anaconda installer, because this is not understandable.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  run anaconda, "Installation destination"
2. Make USB bootable
3. Boot USB
4. Run anaconda
5. Select "Installation destination"
6. Your HDD
7. Try partitioning
8. Install it
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Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2014-01-02 13:42:55 EST
If you're going to use the custom partitioning interface, please read the help text.  Bugzilla is not a support system.

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