Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10456
X Installer formatted my hard drive on upgrade.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
When selecting a Microsoft Intellimouse (Serial) as my mouse, the X
Installer automatically chooses default actions for the next 4-5 screens
which include type of install (Workstation default, I wanted upgrade),
Automatically partitioning and formatting (um, no), time zone, and a couple
other minor screens. The next screen you get to choose anything at is the
root password prompt and by this time the installer has blown away your
existing partitions. This problem does not present itself if you choose a
standard 2 button serial mouse.
I could not reproduce this in the test lab with an Intellimouse 1.1A serial
Upon further investigation, I discovered that I don't have a true MS
Intellimouse - just a plain jane MS Wheel mouse. Would this have caused my
*** Bug 10694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10694 ***
Fixed in Red Hat Errata RHBA-2000:015-01.