Bug 2138 - Disk formatter ahould quote name of disk it's about to zap
Disk formatter ahould quote name of disk it's about to zap
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-04-12 10:29 EDT by Peter Collinson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-02 14:16:48 EDT
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Description Peter Collinson 1999-04-12 10:29:50 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.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-12 14:35:59 EDT
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
sprintf?
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-04-13 14:20:59 EDT
Which install class was this?  Custom, server, or workstation?
Comment 3 Peter Collinson 1999-04-13 14:46:59 EDT
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).
Comment 4 Peter Collinson 1999-04-13 14:47:59 EDT
Sorry about the imprecision of response, this happened some time back
and I am jsut revisiting things.
Comment 5 Peter Collinson 1999-04-13 15:12:59 EDT
Sorry about the imprecision of response, this happened some time back
and I am jsut revisiting things.

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