Bug 978016 - Anaconda cannot reset the storage back to the initial state after reclaiming space
Anaconda cannot reset the storage back to the initial state after reclaiming ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-25 15:45 EDT by Mark Hamzy
Modified: 2015-01-09 15:40 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-01-09 15:40:42 EST
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Video of problem (5.15 MB, video/ogg)
2013-06-25 15:45 EDT, Mark Hamzy
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anaconda.log (26.02 KB, text/plain)
2013-06-25 15:50 EDT, Mark Hamzy
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storage.log (208.49 KB, text/plain)
2013-06-25 15:50 EDT, Mark Hamzy
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Description Mark Hamzy 2013-06-25 15:45:06 EDT
Created attachment 765266 [details]
Video of problem

Description of problem:
When you are installing over a previously installed system and you reclaim disk space, you cannot undo the reclamation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 19.30.9-1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click Installation Destination.
2. Select the hard drive(s) to install on.
3. Click Reclaim Space.
4. Delete the entire disk(s).
5. There is no way to view the original partition information and reuse it.

Actual results:

Expected results:
The "reset all" button should reset to the original information.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mark Hamzy 2013-06-25 15:50:16 EDT
Created attachment 765267 [details]
Comment 2 Mark Hamzy 2013-06-25 15:50:41 EDT
Created attachment 765268 [details]
Comment 3 Mark Hamzy 2013-06-25 15:53:34 EDT
Proposing as a CommonBug. The only known workaround is to reboot.
Comment 4 David Lehman 2013-06-25 16:14:36 EDT
There is a little button down by the + and - buttons that actually rescans storage from disk. You can use that.
Comment 5 Mark Hamzy 2013-06-25 16:27:31 EDT
Interesting. Yes, that does work.  So the "Reset All" button is to undo temporary changes made? Will this be documented correctly in the install guide?
Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2013-09-24 02:55:17 EDT
"So the "Reset All" button is to undo temporary changes made?"

Yes, that's what it does. Those two could probably stand to be a bit better explained.
Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2013-09-24 03:04:12 EDT
dropping commonbugs as this isn't a bug; adding documentation keyword, docs team, can you check the install guide and see if the function of each of those buttons is clearly explained? "Reset All" just 'undoes' all your planned partitioning operations and reverts to the state when you first entered the custom partitioning screen; the "rescan" button actually goes out and re-scans all the storage devices on the system, so you can make some changes with fdisk or gparted or whatever on the ctrl-alt-f2 console and then use the 'rescan' button to pick them up (new in F19, IIRC).
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Comment 9 Adam Williamson 2015-01-09 15:40:42 EST
I think it's best to resolve this as NOTABUG, and if someone has a clear UI improvement suggestion, that can be filed separately.

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