installer insists on formatting /

Bug #144227 reported by Ian P. Christian on 2007-09-23
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #72897: Unable to install without format. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

The graphical installer of fiesty insists that I format /. I do not want to format slash, I have 120gig of data in /gentoo which was my old gentoo install that I need to keep. I see no reason for a 'error' (as in- cannot continue error) rather then a 'warning' (let user know, but allow them to continue).

If I want to install without reformatting /, surly that's my choice?

Thanks!

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

It's an error at the moment because not formatting is very likely to break the rest of the installer (and I got fed up of the bugs about that, so needed a quick and sure workaround). Eventually there should be something more fine-grained. This is also bug 72897.

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