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F12 Partitioning - How to create a custom partition layout?

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I have several partitions on my hard drive, and like to use the 'Create Custom Layout' option during the installation process, to make sure that I don't loose any of my existing partitions or the data on them. I have attempted a minimal F12 installation from Fedora 12 DVD. But the 'Create Custom Layout' option is not an option in the menu. How do I install F12 and tell anaconda exactly which partitions I want to use and format? My current working partition layout is shown in the attached screenshot. I want to use the following custom partition layout during the initial F12 installation: Code: /dev/sda2    /  Fedora-12-root /dev/sda3        SWAP /dev/sda11    /var/log/  var-log /dev/sda12    /tmp      tmp This allows me to share existing partitions between my current working F10 root partition, and the newly-installed F12 root partition. So if there are problems with the new F12 installation, I still have a working F10 system to fall back on. The other partitions with data on will be mounted when the intiall installation has been completed :) Attached Images K100-partitions.jpg (65.8 KB) (HowTos)