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[openFATE 305149] Yast Expert Partitioner: should not require mounting "/" root partition
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:41:44 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305149-6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m)
Feature #305149, revision 6
Title: Yast Expert Partitioner: should not require mounting "/" root
partition

openSUSE-11.2: New
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Info Provider: Alexey Eremenko (fenixnbk)
Requested by: Alexey Eremenko (fenixnbk)

Description:
Hi All !
Since openSUSE 11.1 will have brand new expert partitioner, I would
like to request the ability to use SUSE's partitioner for partition
hard disks for other operating systems.
Currently it is not possible, because SUSE requires mounting "/" root
partition.
In some cases I need to install third-party OSes before I install
openSUSE, so I want to use SUSE flexible partitioner to partition and
format the hard disk, then install the other OSes and only in the end I
want to install openSUSE.
-Alexey

Relations:
- [Feature-request] Yast Expert Partitioner: should not require
mounting "/" root partition (novell/bugzilla/id: 414324)
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=414324

Discussion:
#1: Arvin Schnell (aschnell) (2008-08-04 08:41:18)
So in a nutshell you want to use the partitioner as a separate program
(started from the DVD) without the other installation features like
package managment. Right?

#2: Arvin Schnell (aschnell) (2008-08-05 12:11:02)
Not mounting "/" during installation will certainly lead to a failure
so I hesitate to remove the check. But we could add a special mode with
disabled checks.

#3: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-01-17 12:22:56)
Actually I thought I had done this with Live CD. Why isn't the YaST
partitioning tool there suitable? If you are partitioning disks, then /
should be in memory and swap not activated by default.

#4: Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi) (2009-01-26 20:37:42) (reply to
#3)
Alexei, is this solution sufficient?

+ #5: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m) (2009-04-05 11:40:42) (reply to #4)
+ He haven't thought of openSUSE Live CD, and many independent tools for
+ that purpose.
+ Arvin is right. Check must exist.



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