Installer and disk druid

Bruno Costacurta pubmb.bco at
Sun Jul 13 16:37:08 UTC 2008

On Sunday 13 July 2008 16:14:36 Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> > my PC has three disks.
> > Two of them where previously configured as RAID1+LVM but this
> > configuration was removed since : using fdisk I created other partitions
> > and already installed other distros like Debian and Gentoo (via a single
> > /boot partition shared by all distros via GRUB loader).
> >
> > -- my problem :
> > I'm trying to install Fedora-9 on a specific partition but the Fedora
> > installer (and disk druid) continues to see previous RAID1+LVM and not
> > the specific disks !?!
> >
> > -- my questions :
> > Where does Fedora grab its partition tables ?
> > How to modify / correct partitions if fdisk is not enough for Fedora ?
> Why not use the "Custom layout" option?
> That allows you to partition as you please, I think.
> Personally, I am not fond of Disk Druid, to put it mildly.
> I always use Knoppix, or something like that,
> to partition as I want, not as some wizard thinks is best for me.
> Then I use Custom Layout when installing Fedora.
> Also, I used to be a fan of LVM, but it caused chaos
> on a couple of occasions, so I have abandoned it.
> I wonder if that has happened to many Fedora users?

I tried the 'Custom layout' option but it did not work at all as it shows  
only the first disk (called /dev/sda) of my three disks.
With default option, the installer also shows a previous Linux device-mapper 
(with RAID1+LVM based on /dev/sdb + /dev/sdc ) but this was removed since 
then via other distros and related installation. 

(Note: I removed the device-mapper using fdisk : is this correct ? Or is there 
another way to remove a Linux device-mapper ?)

My problem is I cannot install Fedora on /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc because simply 
its installer cannot see them !?!

Is there another way to install Fedora ? Meaning without default installer and 
related Druid ? (I agree with Timothy as I do not like Druid neither)


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