Bug 10456 - X Installer formatted my hard drive on upgrade.
Summary: X Installer formatted my hard drive on upgrade.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
: 10694 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-03-30 20:10 UTC by Ryan Jonasson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-20 18:03:39 UTC

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Description Ryan Jonasson 2000-03-30 20:10:58 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-03-30 22:29:59 UTC
I could not reproduce this in the test lab with an Intellimouse 1.1A serial

Comment 2 Ryan Jonasson 2000-03-31 18:46:59 UTC
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

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-13 14:17:59 UTC
*** Bug 10694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Ryan Jonasson 2000-04-13 17:41:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10694 ***

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-20 18:03:59 UTC
Fixed in Red Hat Errata RHBA-2000:015-01.

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