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Bug 236513 - bootloader install on unknown platform wipes entire hard drive.
bootloader install on unknown platform wipes entire hard drive.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: booty (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Blocks: 235611
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Reported: 2007-04-15 15:29 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 10:31:05 EDT
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patch (677 bytes, patch)
2007-04-15 15:29 EDT, David Woodhouse
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Description David Woodhouse 2007-04-15 15:29:21 EDT
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 15:29:22 EDT
Created attachment 152654 [details]

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