Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9334
Installer formatted my /home partition even though I specified it not to.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
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 >:-(.
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.