#44 Confusing install documentation
Opened a month ago by znmeb. Modified 23 days ago

I'm currently doing a test install of Silverblue 29 beta 1.5 in a virtual machine. In the test day documentation I ran across these manual partitioning instructions: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-silverblue/installation-guide/#manual-partition. Since it's a virtual machine, I opted for a custom partitioning so I could look at what the automatic partitioner was generating.

It turns out that it is generating an LVM partitioning with swap, a /boot, a /, and a /home. But the manual partitioning setup uses /var/home! So who's right - Anaconda's automatic partitioner or the manual partitioning directions? Or does the Silverblue 29 installer do the symlinking for me? I changed /home to /var/home. Was I wrong?


I ran through the F29 Silverblue Beta installer, too and selected custom partitioning. I chose to layout /boot/, /home, and /. The end result looked like this:

$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/vda: 20 GiB, 21474836480 bytes, 41943040 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xf4aac0ec

Device     Boot   Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/vda1  *       2048  1026047  1024000  500M 83 Linux
/dev/vda2       1026048 41943039 40916992 19.5G 8e Linux LVM


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 14.5 GiB, 15577645056 bytes, 30425088 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 5 GiB, 5368709120 bytes, 10485760 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

$ sudo lvs
  LV   VG     Attr       LSize   Pool Origin Data%  Meta%  Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert
  home fedora -wi-ao----   5.00g                                                    
  root fedora -wi-ao---- <14.51g                                                    

$ sudo findmnt /home
TARGET    SOURCE                  FSTYPE OPTIONS
/var/home /dev/mapper/fedora-home ext4   rw,relatime,seclabel

I'm not 100% certain, but it looks like the installer learned that Silverblue systems need to mount /home at /var/home.

I think the current instructions are still valid; you'll just circumvent the installer logic to map /home to /var/home.

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