Bug 236513 - bootloader install on unknown platform wipes entire hard drive.
Summary: bootloader install on unknown platform wipes entire hard drive.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: booty
Version: rawhide
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 235611
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-15 19:29 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 14:31:05 UTC

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2007-04-15 19:29 UTC, David Woodhouse
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Description David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 19:29:21 UTC
After an install on PS3, booty set up mkofboot to reformat the entire /dev/sda
drive as HFS. This is a little suboptimal, since it wiped away all the
partitions it'd just installed to.

Better behaviour on an unknown platform would be to do what we currently do for
Pegasos -- just leave a copy of yaboot in /boot/etc/yaboot and pray.

Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 19:29:22 UTC
Created attachment 152654 [details]

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