Bug 139319 - better labeling than just "DOS in grub installer..
better labeling than just "DOS in grub installer..
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-11-15 01:40 EST by Joel Juliano
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-15 10:36:16 EST
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Description Joel Juliano 2004-11-15 01:40:35 EST
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Description of problem:
In the anaconda installer for grub, it says "DOS" for Microsoft
Windows, and "Fedora Core" for Linux. Is there's a way to detect the
foreign OS so it would not end up saying "DOS" as a label.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
while using anaconda in the process of installing grub.

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 1-3.
    

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-15 10:36:16 EST
Not in a reliable fashion.  And FC3 actually uses "Other" instead of
"DOS" for these
Comment 2 Dag Wieers 2004-11-15 10:46:01 EST
Would 'Windows' when NTFS or FAT32 is discovered not be a better
choice ? Most people would expect proper naming when suddenly a
bootmanager offers choice they previously did not have.

We could assume that people installing Fedora Core or RHEL are doing
it on a system that (still) runs Windows.

I'd rather have my DOS entry called Windows then my Windows (and other
entries) being called Other

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