Re: what happens to existing partitions during install?

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On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Andras Simon <[email protected]> wrote:
> If I have a number of partitions from a previous Fedora version,
> and chose custom layout during installation of F12 (just to be
> able to continue to use the same partitions as before) what
> happens to those partitions? Are those that are needed for the
> installation (/boot, / etc.) formatted and the rest (notably
> /home, /usr/local) left alone? The installer warns that
> "Any data on deleted or reformatted partitions will be lost"
> The "deleted" part is clear; but what are the reformatted partitions?
> I see no option to mark a partition to be reformatted.
> I've read the relevant part of
> but
> didn't find an answer to this. I'm pretty sure that "what can be
> left alone is left alone" but it would be reassuring to see a
> note to this effect either in the installer of at least the
> installation guide.
> Sorry if I'm missing something very obvious!

The editing dialog box for each partition allows you to choose whether
to format it (along with declaring the file system type, mount point,
and so forth).

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