Bug#418099: please lower the priority for grub-installer/only_debian
On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 03:58:25PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > When we're installing the only OS in a machine, overwriting the MBR is not a
> > big deal, and asking about it is a potential source of confusion for novice
> > users. I suggest to lower the priority of grub-installer/only_debian in that
> > case.
> The question is asked at high prority because os-prober may not find all
> existing OSes on a machine.
Since all major OSes are detectable, if an OS is not found, doesn't that
indicate that the user is skilled enough to be able to reinstate it later on?
Alternatively, we could check for the "Erase entire hard drive" debconf
question from partman. If that's selected and there's only one hard drive,
then I guess it's safe to keep claiming the whole drive for Debian from
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