Bug 9334 - Installer formatted my /home partition even though I specified it not to.
Installer formatted my /home partition even though I specified it not to.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-11 06:02 EST by Graham Cole
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 16:32:30 EST
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Description Graham Cole 2000-02-11 06:02:52 EST
When doing a fresh install of rh6.2beta from cd, I specified that the
partitions /dev/hda6 and /dev/hda10 NOT be formatted.

/dev/hda10 (/home) was formatted anyways, and /dev/hda6 (/usr/src) was not.
Here is a printout of my partitions.

/dev/hda1               254244     37011    204106  15% /
/dev/hda10            10502464   1091456   8877504  11% /home
/dev/hda8               254244       225    240892   0% /tmp
/dev/hda5              6192512   1225276   4652644  21% /usr
/dev/hda6              4053171   1824927   2018506  47% /usr/src
/dev/hda7               254244     15697    225420   7% /var
/dev/hdc                442180    442180         0 100% /mnt/cdrom

I suppose I could have made a mistake and not un-clicked the partition, but
I'm pretty certian that i did.  I didn't go back to try and duplicate it,
as it was pretty aggrivating >:-(.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 16:32:59 EST
Here is what I am guessing happened.  The installer has a new feature that if it
finds a valid partition table on the partition being mounted as /home, then it
will default to NOT FORMATTING the partition.  All other partitions which are
given mount points will default to being formatted.  I bet that when you went to
deselect /home and /usr/src, you actually deselected /usr/src and selected
/home.  I just tried it here in the lab and neither partition was formatted.
Let me know if you continue to have problems and I will look deeper.

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