Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 874189
Swap partition from previous installation cannot be removed from current partitioning
Last modified: 2013-09-16 05:11:43 EDT
Description of problem:
When one tries to install F18 on a machine that already has some swap partitions created, anaconda always includes them in new partitioning. When I try to remove that swap from current partitioning, nothing happens.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install system on a machine, create swap partition and leave some free space for new installation
2. start new installation in graphical mode, proceed to custom partitioning
3. create / mount point
4. swap partition from previous installation is automatically added to the new partitioning
5. select that swap and click on "-" to remove it from current partitioning
swap partition is still present in current partitioning
swap partition is removed from current partitioning (but not from disk)
Created attachment 640196 [details]
Created attachment 640197 [details]
Removing preexisting devices from the new install subtree does not actually delete them. To delete a preexisting device, hit the remove button while you have the device highlighted in the unknown or previous install's subtree.
I have ubuntu installed, together with Fedora. I'm in ubuntu, now I want to switch to Fedora, so I'll suspend ubuntu to disk (to SWAP). Start fedora. In case of shared swap it doesn't work.
Anaconda should ask whether to use SWAP from preexisting installations or not.
Booting into another OS after suspending to disk is likely to result in data loss whether you're sharing a swap partition or not.
(In reply to David Shea from comment #7)
> Booting into another OS after suspending to disk is likely to result in data
> loss whether you're sharing a swap partition or not.
Why? Can you share more information? I always supposed, that if I use different partitions (including swap), I should not loose any data.
Btw, you can "not use" any other partition in manual partitioning (e.g. /home), so why anaconda force user to use swap?