Bug 88138 - swap on exluded disk still mkswap'ed
Summary: swap on exluded disk still mkswap'ed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-04-06 15:49 UTC by Paul Wouters
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 03:08:25 UTC

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Description Paul Wouters 2003-04-06 15:49:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing with two disks with redhat installs on the, and 
performing a "fresh install" (no upgrade) on hda using autopartition,
hdb shows up with the current partitions on it, though without mountpoints. This
is confusing since it seems to suggest these will
be installed/created as well.
When I continued, it actually warned that hdb3 (a swap partition) is
going to get destroyed. It then also (I believe) mkswap'ed it.

I think disks that have been explicitely excluded should not show up
in any partitioning selection later on, and should also not be touched
by mkswap.

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.put two disk with redhat isntallations in a machine
2. install redhat on disk 1


Additional info:

Comment 1 Stan Bubrouski 2003-07-01 01:26:06 UTC
This is not limited to happening on /dev/hda, I did custom on
a fresh install and disk druid selected two partitions on my
/dev/hdc as being swap...one of them was an old 20 GB Ext2
partition.  But it gets worse, I edited those partions and
selected the Do Not Touch This Partition option or whatever
and Disk Druid unchecked them as partions to be formatted.  I
proceeded to setup my partition configuration on /dev/hdb,
but when it came time to install the packages I got an error
about how it could not modify /dev/hdc5 (it tried to mkswap my
two other partions on /dev/hdc even though I removed those
from Disk Druid (I thought).  It then told me to click OK and
reboot... this is not how it is suppost to be...I cannot install
RH9 atm.

Comment 2 Stan Bubrouski 2003-07-01 01:27:08 UTC
Oh i forgot to mention I was installing on /dev/hdb and it still
tried to create swap partions on /dev/hdc just to clear up my
merky description.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 03:08:25 UTC
This has been changedin recent releases.

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