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Yast Expert Partitioner: should not require mounting "/" root partition

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Hi All !

Since openSUSE 11.1 will have brand new expert partitioner, I would like to request the ability to use SUSE's partitioner for partition hard disks for other operating systems.

Currently it is not possible, because SUSE requires mounting "/" root partition.

In some cases I need to install third-party OSes before I install openSUSE, so I want to use SUSE flexible partitioner to partition and format the hard disk, then install the other OSes and only in the end I want to install openSUSE.




  • Call the Yast Paritioner without mounted /.
  • then you should not be forced to mount / first.


icons/user_comment.png A. S. wrote: (10 years ago)

So in a nutshell you want to use the partitioner as a separate program
(started from the DVD) without the other installation features like
package managment. Right?

icons/user_comment.png A. S. wrote: (10 years ago)

Not mounting "/" during installation will certainly lead to a failure
so I hesitate to remove the check. But we could add a special mode
with disabled checks.

icons/user_comment.png R. D. wrote: (9 years ago)

Actually I thought I had done this with Live CD. Why isn't the YaST partitioning tool there suitable? If you are partitioning disks, then / should be in memory and swap not activated by default.

icons/user_comment.png F. L. wrote: (9 years ago)

Alexei, is this solution sufficient?

icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

He haven't thought of openSUSE Live CD, and many independent tools for that purpose.

Arvin is right. Check must exist.

icons/user_comment.png S. V. wrote: (9 years ago)

For LiveCD, a special mode without checks is a reasonable compromise.

icons/user_comment.png A. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

I have changed the check so that the user can ignore the result (like it is for several other
checks for the partition setup during installation). This was easy and should solve this
feature request.

Last change: 9 years ago
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