install fedora on 2 hdds

hi
i have installed fedora on 2 hdds, one for / and one for home
now unfortunately i am hitting this problem


which it’s very frustrating and atm none is able to solve it, so thought about reinstalling

considering i have made an installation on 2 hdds i wanted to preserve the home drive, but how do i do that in anaconda?

i actually do have the existing installation and

1 if i set / as a mount for / over the existing installation i do have / in a new fedora installation (on one hdd) and the rest on the existing installation (on the second hdd)

2 if i delete everything and do the partitions again, every partition is set to format and can’t uncheck the box

so what should i do to preserve the home folder?and will this resolve my error in the link provided, or is something i just need to wait to be solved?

Please, on the running system issue these commands:
sudo sfdisk -l
sudo pvdisplay
sudo lvdisplay

sfdisk

> Disk /dev/sda: 111,81 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors
Disk model: FUJITSU MHW2120B
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: 0x30f3057c

Dispositivo Avvio     Start      Fine   Settori   Size Id Tipo
/dev/sda1   *          2048   2099199   2097152     1G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2           2099200 232298495 230199296 109,8G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3         232298496 234440703   2142208     1G 8e Linux LVM


Disk /dev/sdb: 149,5 GiB, 160041885696 bytes, 312581808 sectors
Disk model: WDC WD1600AAJS-0
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: 0x7e452c04

Dispositivo Avvio   Start      Fine   Settori  Size Id Tipo
/dev/sdb1            2048   2144255   2142208    1G 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sdb2         2144256 312580095 310435840  148G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora_localhost--live-swap: 2,3 GiB, 2176843776 bytes, 4251648 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

pvdisplay

>   --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sda3
  VG Name               fedora_localhost-live
  PV Size               1,02 GiB / not usable 2,00 MiB
  Allocatable           yes (but full)
  PE Size               4,00 MiB
  Total PE              261
  Free PE               0
  Allocated PE          261
  PV UUID               VLFZtS-sClZ-CFse-CvgK-6QML-wc3r-xGXcSz
   
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sdb1
  VG Name               fedora_localhost-live
  PV Size               1,02 GiB / not usable 2,00 MiB
  Allocatable           yes 
  PE Size               4,00 MiB
  Total PE              261
  Free PE               3
  Allocated PE          258
  PV UUID               HxR9xR-gUQw-cyKd-4qIy-51Sh-6y1I-aj5fMc

lvdisplay

>   --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/fedora_localhost-live/swap
  LV Name                swap
  VG Name                fedora_localhost-live
  LV UUID                DsFoIo-SJiC-K4B6-J37z-34dn-xKHw-usgFjQ
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time localhost-live, 2020-05-17 15:20:16 +0200
  LV Status              available
  # open                 2
  LV Size                <2,03 GiB
  Current LE             519
  Segments               2
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           253:0

What a strange configuration :sweat_smile:
It seems there is an LVM for swap, made using two partitions across the two disks (sda3 and sdb1).
Then you have /boot (sda1), / (sda2) and /home (sdb2) outside LVM, right?
To confirm that, just to be sure, please paste the result of the mount command.

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i would guess, when i installed i set standard partition only for / and home and not for swap and boot

sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,seclabel)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,seclabel,size=1972848k,nr_inodes=493212,mode=755)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,seclabel)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,seclabel,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,seclabel,mode=755)
cgroup2 on /sys/fs/cgroup type cgroup2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,seclabel,nsdelegate)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,seclabel)
none on /sys/fs/bpf type bpf (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,mode=700)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
/dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel)
selinuxfs on /sys/fs/selinux type selinuxfs (rw,relatime)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=30,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=17866)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,seclabel,pagesize=2M)
tracefs on /sys/kernel/tracing type tracefs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,seclabel)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,seclabel)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,seclabel)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,seclabel)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
/dev/sdb2 on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,seclabel,size=398672k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)