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Bug 620650 - clear part gui allows selecting of bootdrives which are not in bootloader drivelist
clear part gui allows selecting of bootdrives which are not in bootloader dri...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-03 03:57 EDT by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2012-02-28 11:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-02-28 11:07:27 EST
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Description Hans de Goede 2010-08-03 03:57:25 EDT
Hi All,

When a drive has a whole disk formatting (for example a whole disk PV), the user can still select it as bootdrive in the clear part gui. But this won't do anything then as the selected drive gets passed to bootloader.updateDriveList, which ignores drives it does not know about.

Making this problem more interesting is that during autopartitioning the whole disk format may get cleared and replaced by a disklabel, making the drive eligible for booting from, but at this time the bootdisk choice is lost.


Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2012-02-28 11:07:27 EST
The new UI I'm currently working on won't have a clearpart screen at all, so this problem should no longer affect it.

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