Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2138
Disk formatter ahould quote name of disk it's about to zap
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
This is not a bug, more a request for change to help others.
I installed 5.2 on a brand new SCSI disk co-resident in the
machine with a Windows NT ISA disk and was presented
with the question:
Do you really want to zap this disk
(or some such)
had the message said
Do you really want to zap disk hd0
I would NOT have said yes.
Re-installing NT is SO much more painful that installing
Linux - sigh.
Matt, how hard would it be to make the installer specify which disk it
is about to wipe? Would it simply be an extension of the existing
Which install class was this? Custom, server, or workstation?
I am fairly sure it was custom - because I was installing on
a SCSI disk - when the main system lives on an ISA disk. I don't
think that the other classes allow this (?). I'd just installed
the SCSI controller and disk - and the disk was blank. I was using
Disk Druid (I think).
Sorry about the imprecision of response, this happened some time back
and I am jsut revisiting things.