Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431640
anaconda wants to write changes to disk when there are no changes
Last modified: 2008-03-25 15:37:35 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start install script
2.keep the existing partitions
3.go to next screen
anaconda displays a warning that the changes will be written to disk
no warning, since there are no changes to partition table
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.
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
Then that's why we give the message -- formatting occurs then as well and is
just as destructive of an operation as repartitioning
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.
Created attachment 294376 [details]
here's the format warning.
Created attachment 294377 [details]
the confusing warning
here's the confusing warning called "writing partitioning to disk"
stays true for f9beta x86_64