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Re: [Dragora-users] dragora-installer: Partition detection issues

From: Matias Fonzo
Subject: Re: [Dragora-users] dragora-installer: Partition detection issues
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:11:20 -0300
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El 2019-11-21 09:59, Michael Siegel escribió:
Am 21.11.19 um 02:39 schrieb Matias Fonzo:
El 2019-11-20 19:15, Matias Fonzo escribió:


Don't worry, I have modified the lines to make them more "generic"
between possible different versions of fdisk (old or new).  You have the
new packages here:



This seems to work correctly now.

I'm glad it's working properly.  ;-)

I performed a full installation of Dragora on a hard drive with the
following partition layout:

Device     Boot    Start       End   Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *        2048  20973567  20971520   10G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 20973568 23070719 2097152 1G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3       23070720 156301487 133230768 63.5G 83 Linux

All partitions were detected correctly and no error was reported during
the installation process, except for fontconfig complaining about not
being able to write some cache. (I haven't managed to record the error
message yet.)

The newly installed system then booted without any problems.

I then performed another full installation of Dragora on the same
machine to see how the installer would react to the hard drive
partitions being formatted already. This all went as expected. I merely
made the installer re-format the root partition to be safe.

How would dragora-installer deal with an already formatted root
partition that contains files, by the way?

The installer will try to detect if there is a previous fstab, in that case the installer asks if you want to overwrite it or not. Beyond this, during the installation of packages they are forced to look for such versions, where all the content of /etc will be preserved for the configuration files declared according to the recipes (which is where the binary packages come from).

If these are old or new versions of Dragora, there shouldn't be any problems. It is always better to do a fresh installation.

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