Bug 431640 - anaconda wants to write changes to disk when there are no changes
anaconda wants to write changes to disk when there are no changes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-05 23:46 EST by cornel panceac
Modified: 2008-03-25 15:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-08 09:10:09 EST
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format warning (55.82 KB, image/png)
2008-02-08 11:31 EST, cornel panceac
no flags Details
the confusing warning (16.14 KB, image/png)
2008-02-08 11:32 EST, cornel panceac
no flags Details

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Description cornel panceac 2008-02-05 23:46:18 EST
Description of problem:
f9 alpha x86_64 live cd : during install to hard disk, after selecting custom
partitioning and keeping the existing partitions, on next screen anaconda wants
to write changes to disk even if the partitions were not changed at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start install script
2.keep the existing partitions
3.go to next screen
Actual results:
anaconda displays a warning that the changes will be written to disk

Expected results:
no warning, since there are no changes to partition table

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-02-06 11:53:46 EST
And are you doing any formatting?  I guess we could lose the warning if you're
not making any changes at all, but that's a pretty rare corner case.
Comment 2 cornel panceac 2008-02-06 12:07:14 EST
yes ,the target partition is formatted but, the question about ("are you sure
about") formatting was just before the "writing changes to disk", on a previous
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-02-08 09:10:09 EST
Then that's why we give the message -- formatting occurs then as well and is
just as destructive of an operation as repartitioning
Comment 4 cornel panceac 2008-02-08 10:37:28 EST
as i've already said, there's another warning about formatting just before this
message so this is redundant and also confusing since is not telling what are
the cahnges about to be written.
Comment 5 cornel panceac 2008-02-08 11:31:09 EST
Created attachment 294376 [details]
format warning

here's the format warning.
Comment 6 cornel panceac 2008-02-08 11:32:15 EST
Created attachment 294377 [details]
the confusing warning

here's the confusing warning called "writing partitioning to disk"
Comment 7 cornel panceac 2008-03-25 15:37:35 EDT
stays true for f9beta x86_64

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