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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
including:
  - 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 2.6.22.5-76.fc7
  - grub.conf from each boot drive
- out from booting of each different system...
  - fdisk -l /dev/sda
  - fdisl -l /dev/sdb
    etc.

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.

Craig


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