Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133
installer wipes all hard drives for server install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
The installer happily wipes all drives present on the system
when doing a server install, but then proceeds to only use
one of them. Perhaps this is not the best idea.
The installation manual clearly states that all disk
space will be cleared. It may not be a good idea, (I
nearly missed that fact when I read the book,) but I
hardly think that one can classify a documented feature
as a bug.
A recent negative evaluation of Red Hat mentioned this as
one of the many stumbling blocks encountered during testing.
IMHO it's scary to know that the installer would do something
so counterintuitive. Even if it warns the user, it's still
dangerous. Everyone knows users don't read the screen...
Matt, do we still wipe all disks, but then only use one of them? If
so, why? Please resolve this bug in some fashion, either with won't
fix or fixed, and an explanation.
This bug is fixed in the latest version of the installer (available in beta)