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Bug#252164: Package: installation-reports

On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 01:46:53PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Patrick Caulfield <patrick@debian.org> [2004-06-22 09:14]:
> > I've not had a play with the installer for some time (to my shame) but I wonder
> > if it's at all possible to notice that a disk that was allocated to LVM
> > (pvcreated) has now been allocated to a filesystem. In which case a pvremove
> > could be done on the volume.
> The installer should not allow changing an LVM PV to a filesystem
> before all LVM VGs/LVs have been removed, but unfortunately this isn't
> done yet.

It's consistent with what I've heard so far. I'm not so deeply familiar with
the LVM2 disk labels to be absolutely sure but if you do pvcreate on a disk, 
then simply put a filesystem on it, then it's possible that the part
of the label will be overwritten and thus the checksum will fail. 

It is, of course, dependant on the mkfs leaving the header magic intact but
overwriting other parts of it - which I can't make happen here :(



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