Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461389
RFE: Show partition details
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:01:08 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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora GUI installtion
2. Arrive and partition choosing screen
Only device names and hard drive modules are shown (which often includes the drive size)
One should be able to click on a drive and at least get an `fdisk -l` style listing.
Last install, I was able to do `fdisk -l` as I was installing from a LiveCD. This is not always possible.
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.
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.
Is there anything that I can do to help with the RFE? Just checking up on my open issues tonight.
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