Bug 53408 - documentation: screenshot wrongly says /dev/...
Summary: documentation: screenshot wrongly says /dev/...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ksconfig
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-08 02:26 UTC by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-09-13 14:40:20 UTC

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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2001-09-08 02:26:00 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010803

Description of problem:
The screen for entering partition information and the help file do not make
it clear if e.g. 'dev/sda' od 'sda' has to be used when specifying a disc
to create a partition on. A screenshot states '/dev/sda'. At least on ide
drives, prepending '/dev/' crashes anaconda in kickstart mode, leaving
'/dev/' off allows installation.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open ksconfig
2. go to Creating Partitions
3. open help text

Actual Results:  wrong information in screenshot

Expected Results:
* an example in the help text.
* correct information in screenshot.

Additional info:

logged as 'high' as anaconda crashes with '/dev/hda' but works with 'hda'.
Having no SCSI disk here to test, I can not tell for 100% what happens on
SCSI systems but I'd guess the problem is the same.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-09-12 15:29:55 UTC
It's too late to change things now.  :(  

tfox, how do you think we should address this?  Should we change the docs, or
should we change ksconfig so that you enter '/dev/hda', but then '/dev/' gets
chopped off?  The correct syntax for the kickstart file is to not have the
'/dev/' in the file, which I always thought was counter-intuitive.

Comment 2 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2001-09-12 16:52:29 UTC
please change the docs, getting ksconfig to chop off stuff will only lead to a
lot of confusion on the user side when seeing the generated file as it will not
represent what was entered.

Comment 3 Tammy Fox 2001-09-13 14:05:43 UTC
This is not in the screenshot for the current version 1.9.8. I will add
information stating that you should not specify the /dev for onpart or ondisk.

Comment 4 Tammy Fox 2001-09-13 14:40:15 UTC
Ok, sorry. I finally see which screenshot you are talking about. I thought you
meant the Creating Partitions screen. I see the /dev/sda in the Partition
Information screen on the top of the page. I changed it and add the text
I mentioned earlier.

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