Hello I just wanted to let know to anyone interested that I've found a tiny bug in the installer of Fedora 17, If you make use of the custom partition layout and select an existing partition to be your /home (without formatting it) the installer may crash.
A solution is to install the system specifying only the boot and / partitions and then adding the other partitions to fstab once you reboot.
my partition layout is the following
--'/dev/sda1 boot 1 GB
-- /dev/sda2 / 20 GB
-- /dev/sda3 swap 1 GB
---- /dev/sda4 Extended partitions
-------- /dev/sda5 /home 400 GB
-------- /dev/sda6 /opt 400 GB
Simply put: don't select your /home and /opt partition at installation time as the installer may crash. Instead just choose /boot and / and define the partitions later in /etc/fstab like this
/dev/sda5 /home defaults 1 2
/dev/sda6 /opt defaults 1 2
The bug shouldn't cause data loss, the only consequences were a little of frustration for me and made my puppy anxious because I was about to take her for a walk
have a nice day