Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483792
[RFE]: add "Delete all" button while partitioning
Last modified: 2009-09-30 11:21:42 EDT
Description of problem:
During RHEL installation, when it comes to partitioning disk drives, you can select "Create custom layout." Then you can customize the layout to your needs, however at first you have to get rid off the old layout. If you want to start from scratch and remove all the old partitions, if the old layout is not trivial, it is very inconvenient to repeatedly select the right partition, click "Delete", click "Delete" again in the confirmation box, then select another partition ... especially if there was some LVM setup (which is default) and you have to choose things to delete in a particular order (which you have to figure out at first).
Not a big issue, but surely it would make some poor souls condemned to repeat manual installations happier ;-)
I don't think we'll be able to get to this in a RHEL5 update release given the number of customer requests and bug fixes coming in, but we certainly should take a look for RHEL6. We've already got a lot of UI changes planned for that release.
Moving to RHEL6 so it doesn't get mistakenly closed by the bot
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I see some issues with this approach:
1. Implementing this button is asking for trouble. Imagine a enterprize setup where you have tens of drives. The user might shoot himself in the foot and erase one of the drives that he wants to keep.
2. Number of buttons in the customization GUI. We currently have 6 buttons. Adding a seventh would complicate stuff. Its one more thing to think about when you are doing the customization.
3. Using Jeremy's approach (comment#4), the process is not so bad. Additionaly, one can also delete a Volume Group with all its related LV.
Devel nacking this for the reasons listed in comment #6
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