[mythtv-users] Will MythDora install trash existing partitions?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Aug 16 16:46:28 UTC 2007


On Thursday 16 August 2007 10:34, Dennis Hand wrote:
>  On Thursday 16 August 2007 05:48, Phill Edwards wrote:
> > I'm thinking of upgrading my MythTV system as it's currently FC5 which
> > has been end-of-lifed. I'm having a look at MythDora but have a
> > question. Does anyone know if it will trash existing partitions or
> > will it allow me to leave some of them alone? In particular I don't
> > want to touch /video.
> >
> >>I believe a MythDora installation will delete all information on the
> >> target disks, and it warns you of this before it does so.
>
> It will warn you if you do the custom install. We no longer advertise
> the auto install
> and if you do an auto then there is no warning. It will wipe your
> first hard drive. We
> recommend doing a custom install now.

Installing ANY OS on ANY machine with the intent of saving data on that box is 
tempting fate. Even with the best of intentions on the part of the creator of 
the installation routine: S**T Happens.

-- 
BEWW


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