Bug 969910 - RFE: Add 'skip all unreadable partitions' when mounting partitions in rescue mode
RFE: Add 'skip all unreadable partitions' when mounting partitions in rescue...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2013-06-02 21:37 EDT by Murray Ketchion
Modified: 2015-07-29 14:05 EDT (History)
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Description Murray Ketchion 2013-06-02 21:37:41 EDT
Description of problem:

Presently, when you choose to automatically mount partitions in rescue mode, if the partition is unreadable, it says along the lines of:

Partition unreadable
Would you like to ERASE ALL DATA?

The default option is 'yes'. 

This is very dangerous.  During a Bomgar session, with a customer who had 50 unreadable LUNs, we spent about 30 minutes choosing no, and pressing enter.

By providing a 'skip mounting all unreadable partitions' option, or similar, will save GSS time and reduce the chances of customers unwantingly formatted their partitions. 

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How reproducible:
Enter rescue mode on system with unreadable partitions

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up system with many unreadable partitions (usually LUNs) in rescue mode
2. Select to mount partitions automatically

Actual results:
1. Prompt if you want to format unreadable partition /dev/sdg2
3. Prompted again and again until all cycled through all partitions on system (get coffee)
4. Finally get a shell prompt

Expected results:
1. Be prompted if you want to format unreadable partitions
2. Select 'skip all unreadable partitions'
3. Get a shell prompt

Additional info:
If we could set default to 'no' when it asks to ERASE ALL DATA that would be a bonus.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2015-07-29 14:05:42 EDT
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.
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