Re: [partman] How to keep data in existing partitions
|--==> Anton Zinoviev writes:
AZ> On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 02:59:36PM +0100, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
>>Here you can also create a recipe including not only / and swap, but
>>also /home with *keep* method, so that you can avoid creating files
>>use_filesystem, filesystem etc. afterwards.
AZ> This is simpler but that way partman-auto is not going to reuse an
AZ> already existing /home partition. Instead it creates a new partition,
AZ> it doesn't format it and crosses fingers in hope that the new
AZ> partition has absolutely the same location as the old /home partition.
Thinks for the insight, I didn't realise this at all. So I guess that
my script seems to behave correctly (i.e. the data in an existing
/home partition are preserved) only because the situation is very
peculiar (always the same partitioning scheme one the same disk with
the same size indication).
But what is the use of creating a partition and not formatting it?