why does the installer change the partition table?
hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 10:49:51 UTC 2008
No matter what options I select, I get something like:
Keyboard layout: USA
Login name: piter
Ubuntu 8.04.1 (8.04) (/dev/sda1):
brigitte: Mozilla Firefox
If you continue, the changes listed below will be written to the disks.
Otherwise, you will be able to make further changes manually.
WARNING: This will destroy all data on any partitions you have removed as
well as on the partitions that are going to be formatted.
The partition tables of the following devices are changed:
SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda)
SCSI1 (0,1,0) (sdb)
The following partitions are going to be formatted:
partition #5 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) as swap
partition #5 of SCSI1 (0,1,0) (sdb) as swap
which concern me because I don't want to lose data on sda but don't want
to back up (lotsa cd burning) at the moment.
I tried the manual approach, selected which sdb partitions I wanted
effected, but keep getting that message that the partition table for sda
has been changed. If so, I didn't intentionally change it :(
The specific concern is that the partition table was changed, causing
data loss. I never changed the partition table for *either* drive from
the GUI installer.
Opting for the manual approach I ensured that only sdb was selected and
didn't select to have the installer format anything. So, I'm curious
about the above message.
msg/52e5cbd17f02d4d0?dmode=source> I would like to seek a few opinions
before proceeding. (I'm not terribly inclined to proceed with a non-GUI
install at this point, just would like to solicit more thoughts as to how
to interpret the above message.)
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