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|Summary:||RFE: Please re-add manual fdisk support|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Bernd Bartmann <bernd.bartmann>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Version:||phoebe||CC:||mitr, ralston, redhat-bugzilla, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
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|Last Closed:||2002-12-24 14:12:41 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Bernd Bartmann 2002-12-24 08:24:40 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: Why was manual fdisk support removed? Please re-add this option! Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Try to manually use fdisk in anaconda. 2. 3. Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-24 14:12:41 EST
fdisk is not at all a very user-friendly application and people get into it not knowing what they're doing. Users who know how to use fdisk are also capable of switching vts and doing their partitioning with fdisk that way.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2002-12-24 15:52:28 EST
Could it be in only "expert" mode but not standard install?
Comment 3 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-12-24 21:11:50 EST
I think it was a poor choice to remove, especially completely. Currently because of another bug with keyboard input I can't even change vts.
Comment 4 James Ralston 2003-01-27 19:49:25 EST
I can see how keeping inexperienced users away from fdisk would be a Good Thing. But I agree with Warren, in that I think it would be reasonable to have fdisk appear as an option in expert mode. (Heck, the splash screen doesn't even mention expert mode anymore, so there shouldn't be any reasonable way for novices to get into expert mode in the first place.) If Red Hat is adamant that fdisk will not be shown as an option in the installer (even in expert mode), then please make sure the final release notes mention *why* fdisk was removed. Otherwise, expert users (the ones who know to switch VTs and run it by hand) won't know whether it was removed to keep it away from inexperienced users, or whether it was removed because it's buggy and shouldn't be used. (I didn't use fdisk during my install, precisely because I didn't know *why* it had been removed as an option in the installer.)