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[Bug 249380] New: bad suggestion to format /home, inconsistent default (still reiser)
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  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:09:08 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=249380

Summary: bad suggestion to format /home, inconsistent default
(still reiser)
Product: openSUSE 10.2
Version: Final
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: fehr@xxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: sbrabec@xxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx


Trying to install openSUSE 10.2 on my home machine, it offered to create and
format /home partition, which was already ext3 formatted.

This suggestion is invalid on almost 100% of cases - most people with separate
/home want to save its contents after installation.

During manual repartitioning, it still offers reiserfs as default, if I click
to "Format". I guess it should be ext3.

Logs placed to: ~sbrabec/var_log_YaST2_utx

Suggestions to improvement:

If /home partition already caries linux-friendly filesystem (ext*, xfs,
reiser*), never offer formatting.

While formatting partitions to file system, which supports it, use "Last
mounted on" entry to properly identify disc structure on next installation.

If more version of SuSE Linux is found in several partitions, the oldest one
should be scheduled to be overwritten.

When suggesting to format, don't inherit label from previous partition
contents. Especially for / it causes nonsenses (e. g. openSUSE 10.1 with label
"Gentoo Linux").

When switching to format, ext2 should be default, not reiserfs.


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