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Bug 2138

Summary: Disk formatter ahould quote name of disk it's about to zap
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Peter Collinson <pc>
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Peter Collinson 1999-04-12 14:29:50 UTC
This is not a bug, more a request for change to help others.

I installed 5.2 on a brand new SCSI disk co-resident in the
machine with a Windows NT ISA disk and was presented
with the question:
   Do you really want to zap this disk
(or some such)
had the message said
   Do you really want to zap disk hd0
I would NOT have said yes.
Re-installing NT is SO much more painful that installing
Linux - sigh.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-04-12 18:35:59 UTC
Matt, how hard would it be to make the installer specify which disk it
is about to wipe?  Would it simply be an extension of the existing

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-04-13 18:20:59 UTC
Which install class was this?  Custom, server, or workstation?

Comment 3 Peter Collinson 1999-04-13 18:46:59 UTC
I am fairly sure it was custom - because I was installing on
a SCSI disk - when the main system lives on an ISA disk. I don't
think that the other classes allow this (?). I'd just installed
the SCSI controller and disk - and the disk was blank. I was using
Disk Druid (I think).

Comment 4 Peter Collinson 1999-04-13 18:47:59 UTC
Sorry about the imprecision of response, this happened some time back
and I am jsut revisiting things.

Comment 5 Peter Collinson 1999-04-13 19:12:59 UTC
Sorry about the imprecision of response, this happened some time back
and I am jsut revisiting things.