[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 22:30:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 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
>   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?
>   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.

  gack.  never mind that last part, i can see what's happening now.


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