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Re: [fedora-virt] "YOU WILL LOSE ALL DATA ON THIS DRIVE", but the drive is wrong.



On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 05:49:51PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 18:28 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > from earlier, i'm test installing a f11 beta x86_64 guest on a f11
> > beta x86_64 host, and i got to the warning dialog:
> > 
> > Error processing drive sda.
> > Maybe it needs to be
> > reinitialized.  YOU WILL LOSE ALL
> > DATA ON THIS DRIVE!
> > 
> >   i can see from this BZ report:
> > 
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492082
> > 
> > i'm assuming, from what i read there, that this is a normal event and
> > that, for a new (blank) disk image, one should do the initialization,
> > right?
> 
> Yes. It really sucks that we can't remove this warning for this case -
> every single user who creates a virtual machine will see it. And it is a
> wholly terrifying dialog.

Couldn't virt-install initialize an empty partition table on the disk
image before launching the guest? It would probably make many OS
installers happier.

-- 
Eduardo


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