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Re: Installation plays hardball



On Thu, 2009-12-31 at 00:49 -0800, Garrick Sitongia wrote: 
> I just installed Fedora for the first time on my Windows/Linux dual boot
> system. The Fedora installer gave me the option of installing over the
> present linux installation on the disk, an old Mandriva version. I
> assumed this meant the operating system partition. There were 2 other
> unrelated ext3 partitions for photo archives and e-mail backup. After
> booting into Fedora I discovered that the Fedora installer wiped every
> linux partition without confirmation or consent. I have installed other
> versions of Linux and I have always been given a choice. Your installer
> should indicate that ALL linux type file systems will be wiped, in
> addition to the operating system file system.
> 
> Garrick
> 

In the installation process after you say you want to install Fedora
there is an option to manually configure the partitions.(manually is not
in the option but that is the idea) A  GUI opens which allows you to
decide to format or not to format the partition and to decide where it
will be mounted.
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