Bug#286814: Package: Sarge Installer
reassign 286814 partman
retitle 286814 Errors when redefining existing ext2 partition as ext3
severity 286814 minor
On Wednesday 22 December 2004 13:29, Haber, Michael wrote:
> I think I may have found a problem with the latest debian installer.
> I have installed debian onto a 2 machines that already had a formatted
> = ext2 partition. I used this ext2 partition for / and told the
> installer = to use ext3.=20
I think the reason is because you forgot to tell the partitioning system
to format your root partition (which, for /, you really should).
However, maybe partman should guard against this situation because this
could also happen with, for example, an existing /home partition that the
user would like to keep.