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Bug 159549

Summary: Installer erases partion map when no partition changes should have been made
Product: Gentoo Release Media Reporter: Brandon Sharitt <me>
Component: InstallerAssignee: Gentoo Linux Installer <gli-bugs>
Severity: major    
Priority: High    
Version: 2006.1   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Brandon Sharitt 2006-12-31 02:28:03 UTC
While performing a typical install using the GUI installer from the 2006.1 LiveCD, I chose for Gentoo to use my existing partitions, and not resize any thing, just reformat them. Once the installation began, it ended with an error saying it couldn't resize the partitions, which is wasn't even supposed to do to begin with. This happened twice with, the only difference was that the second time the root partition was 60GB instead or 40GB. The basic setup was a Windows NTFS partition first followed by and extended partition with the Linux partitions on logical partitions with in it. This was on a SATA drive with no other previous problems.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-31 03:37:59 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 153634 ***
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-31 04:02:18 UTC
*** Bug 159559 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Brandon Sharitt 2006-12-31 04:08:37 UTC
This bug has nothing to do with an unknown partition, thus not a duplicate of 153634.
Comment 4 Brandon Sharitt 2006-12-31 04:09:49 UTC
This bug has nothing to do with an unknown partition, thus not a duplicate of 153634.
Comment 5 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-31 04:10:30 UTC
Filing duplicate bugs with identical description is not really useful, just plain annoying. If you feel you got misunderstood and this one is not really a duplicate of Bug 153634, that basically implies that your bug description pretty much sucks. There's not a single thing implying any data loss whatsoever in comment #0.

Also, the installer creates logs for a reason; attach them when filing bugs.
Comment 6 Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-31 09:08:47 UTC
Perhaps if you gave some actual details, we might be able to actually do something. What is a "typical install"? What were your existing partitions (start/end, size, type, etc.)? What was the exact error? Perhaps you could attach your installprofile.xml and install.log.failed like the error message tells you to. Reopen when you do so.
Comment 7 Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-05-11 15:04:23 UTC
This is no longer an issue with the new partitioning in 2007.0