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Re: Bug report

On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 09:00 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 06:19 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> >   
> >> I said that a bug report would be sent regarding the new F7 moving 
> >> partition designators. This is it:
> >>
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=352181
> >>     
> >
> > That has to be one of the strangest worded entries I've ever come across
> > from someone who speaks English.  It's incoherent to the extreme, both
> > in the weird descriptions as well as the wrong terminology.
> >
> > /dev/sda is a device name not a partition name.  Even /dev/sda1 isn't a
> > partition name, it's a device name referring to a partition.
> >
> > You don't boot a hard drive.  You select a drive/partition to boot from.
> >
> > Just changing how you "use" a drive changes the designation?  By that
> > description, using my hard drive more than I did yesterday could be
> > construed as the problem...  Try something more understandable, like:
> > Changing the drive you boot from alters the device names for other
> > drives.  Adding additional drives can change the device names for other,
> > even fixed, drives to change.  To be logical, and coherent, it really
> > shouldn't have that effect.
> >
> > I don't know where to begin with "the Linux is a /dev/sda".
> >
> > You should really cancel that report, and start again with a coherent
> > bug report, and pick a more likely cause behind the problem.  I'd guess
> > udev would be a better item to first bugzilla it against.
> >
> >   
>     I am sorry you don't like my bug report. But I have to say what you 
> complain about makes no sense either. Now I expect whom ever is assigned 
> that bug will have questions. Then I will answer them.
as it sits, don't expect any action on your bug report, is does suck.

if you want them to investigate, you must add to the bug report
(answering on this list won't do):
- motherboard description
   - Manufacturer
   - Model #
   - Processor
   - RAM
- hard drive physical connection description for each hard drive
  - where connected 
     - IDE - primary master
     - IDE - primary slave
     - IDE - secondary master
     - IDE - secondary slave
     - SATA - port #
- OS installed & kernel version on each hard drive
  - i.e. F7 x86_64
  - grub.conf from each boot drive
- out from booting of each different system...
  - fdisk -l /dev/sda
  - fdisl -l /dev/sdb

If you don't give them enough information to process, they aren't gonna
bother - especially when they are just a few days away from new release.

I am suggesting this so you don't waste your time making bug reports
without adequate information.


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