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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Apr 15 22:28:55 UTC 2009

  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

  i can see from this BZ report:


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,

  my only concern is that *my* warning refers to drive "sda" whereas,
if i click on the "Details" tab of this VM that i'm creating, it
refers to a target device of "hda".  should those two device file
designators not match?  because given that my host hard drive has the
name "sda", i'm just a wee bit reluctant to click "Initialize" when it
seems that virt-manager is confused about what its own hard drive is.


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