|Summary:||can't unselect a detected partition in Manual Partitioning|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||bruce.w.mohler|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-09-19 22:54:28 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description bruce.w.mohler 1999-11-02 00:12:49 UTC
I have NT plus 4 different distributions of Linux on my Compaq Deskpro 4000. During the install of Red Hat Linux 6.1 (GUI, non-expert), I elected to do a manual partition. I wanted to install root into /dev/hdb6 and re-use swap on /dev/hda6. It detected a Linux (6.0) file system on /dev/hda5 and wouldn't let me un-select it. I ended up mounting it on /usr/local and hoped that nothing would be written to it. By the way, I REALLY like your new GUI install, but you need to let users unselect a file system (to protect existing data)! Thanks, in advance.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-02 16:16:59 UTC
Not quite sure what you were seeing. In Disk Druid, you should see all of the partitions which exist on all drives in your system. You should only assign mount points to the stuff which you want mounted. The remainder of the partitions will have a flag of "not set" in the GUI Disk Druid. Were you seeing something different?
Comment 2 bruce.w.mohler 1999-11-02 17:51:59 UTC
I have the following partitions on my system (I have a 6GB and 3GB drive on a Compaq Deskpro 4000): /dev/hda1 (Compaq Diagnostics) /dev/hda2 (Win NT ...) /dev/hda5 (RH Linux 6.0 "production") /dev/hda6 (swap partition - used by all installed distributions) /dev/hdb1 (Caldera Open Linux 2.3) /dev/hdb5 (Mandrake 6.0) /dev/hdb6 (now contains RH 6.1) When I came up in Disk Druid, it had set /dev/hda5 as / and /dev/hda6 as swap. The last thing I wanted it to do was to over write my "production" Linux partition. I set the root partition to be /dev/hdb6 but couldn't find a way to make Disk Druid "let go" of /dev/hda5, so I had it mount it on /usr/local, assuming that it wouldn't write anything there and I could remove it from the /etc/fstab later on... A little scary.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 15:11:59 UTC
Now I see what you are saying! This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 03:02:59 UTC
Issue has been moved to a features list for future releases.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-19 22:54:26 UTC
Has this been a problem with the Red Hat 6.2 release? Please reopen if this has not been addressed.