Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 886020
Anaconda doesn't warn when existing raw partition is used for / without creating new file system
Last modified: 2015-09-27 22:08:15 EDT
Description of problem:
Warning dialog is not shown when user uses raw partition for / mount point and doesn't create new file system on it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install system where /boot, / and swap are raw partitions
2. start new installation in graphical mode
3. when asked, select "Fresh Installation"
4. proceed to custom partitioning
5. reuse partition for /boot from previous install, create new file system (check "Format as:")
6. reuse partition for / from previous install, make sure that "Format as:" is unchecked and click "OK"
There is no warning that formatting has not been selected for / partition
User is warned when reusing / from previous installation and formatting of the partition has not been selected.
I'm only able to reproduce then reusing raw partition for /. When reusing / on LVM, anaconda correctly shows warning dialog.
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I followed the steps to reproduce, but this isn't happening when I test with the latest 6.5 nightly. I see the warning message as I would expect to.
Thanks for re-opening, Jan; I was able to reproduce this after my initial comment. Patch posted for review.
Patch pushed, commit 29f2cff3ea3454af48a0bef35f4fd685a4bf61b3 on rhel6-branch.
Verified on RHEL6.5-20130820.2 anaconda 13.21.203
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
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