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Re: Installation changing the Partition Label



On Sunday 30 March 2008 06:39:49 pm Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 04:16:30PM -0400, John M Cavallo wrote:
> > The problem isn't with Fedora 9, it with the other installations of
> > Fedora on that computer. They use the previous standard of LABEL=??? and
> > fail to boot.
>
> I miss something here.  Why anaconda writing a new fstab which
> is using UUID identifiers would affect how other installations
> are booting?  Those should be really independent.  Are you trying
> to tell that anaconda now writes non-unique labels and confuses
> what existed on this disk before?  That is easy to fix although
> anaconda should not "recycle" labels even if it writes something
> with UUIDs.  If it does then file a bug.
>
> > I thought that previous versions of the installer would honor the
> > existing labels, at least I have never noticed this problem before.
>
> My rawhide installation coexists with a number of other
> installations on the same machine and everything boots.
>
>    Michal

I believe anaconda did write a label of '/' when one already existed. I will 
try to confirm this this evening. On the other point, it should recycle the 
labels on partitions that are only reformatted not resized, since other 
installations on that disk will rely on those. Why should it rewrite the 
partition table when the partition aren't changed?


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