Bug 461389 - RFE: Show partition details
RFE: Show partition details
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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Blocks: AnacondaStorage
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Reported: 2008-09-07 00:49 EDT by Arthur Pemberton
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:01 EDT (History)
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Description Arthur Pemberton 2008-09-07 00:49:47 EDT
Description of problem:
During install, when asked to choose a hard drive, only the hard disk model names are shown, and the dev addresses. This is often not enough to determine which drive one wants to use for install.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora GUI installtion
2. Arrive and partition choosing screen
Actual results:
Only device names and hard drive modules are shown (which often includes the drive size)

Expected results:
One should be able to click on a drive and at least get an `fdisk -l` style listing.

Additional info:
Last install, I was able to do `fdisk -l` as I was installing from a LiveCD. This is not always possible.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-02-09 16:41:02 EST
What information do you want to see in order to make an informed decision about what disks to use in partitioning?  I'm not sure that having an fdisk display is all that doable.  We could probably rig something up using the existing code, but we're working on redoing all the partitioning anyway.  The UI is unlikely to change for this release but I'm hoping to get to it next release.  If we could determine now what information people are looking for, we could work this into the rewrite instead of having to bolt it on after the fact.
Comment 2 Arthur Pemberton 2009-02-09 17:09:43 EST
A listing of the partitions and their filesystem codes would be useful. Having the byte size would also be useful. If someone has the same models and partition scheme, they probably don't care which drive is used.
Comment 3 Arthur Pemberton 2009-05-04 02:23:56 EDT
Is there anything that I can do to help with the RFE? Just checking up on my open issues tonight.
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