Hardware :: Force The Installer To Accept Custom Partition Layout?

Dec 12, 2009

Upgrading fc10 to fc12 with a fresh install. Made several partitions with fdisk. mkfs failed."Bad superblock at block 1.Need blocks 1 to 4 to create file system. Aborting.Tried mkfs -c, badblocks, dumpe2fs,no joy. No backup superblocks,because I had already fdisked.

Repartitioned starting at cyl 10. mkfs worked fine then. FC12 installer still could not initialise disk, however. I guess it looks at block 1, to initialise before it offers diskdruid, so it never gets to see my custom partition layout. How can I force the installer to accept my custom partition layout? Is a bad superblock at block 1 a fatal, throw-the-disk-away fault?

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I have several partitions on my hard drive, and like to use the 'Create Custom Layout' option during the installation process, to make sure that I don't loose any of my existing partitions or the data on them.

I have attempted a minimal F12 installation from Fedora 12 DVD. But the 'Create Custom Layout' option is not an option in the menu.

How do I install F12 and tell anaconda exactly which partitions I want to use and format?

My current working partition layout is shown in the attached screenshot.

I want to use the following custom partition layout during the initial F12 installation:

Code:
/dev/sda2 / Fedora-12-root
/dev/sda3 SWAP
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/dev/sda12 /tmp tmp

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Code: Select all       <variant>
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[Code]....

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