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Bug#763580: grub-installer: defaults again to /dev/sda!!!

Control: tag -1 patch pending

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> (2014-10-01):
> Package: grub-installer
> Version: 1.98
> Severity: serious
> Justification: sssh
> [ Philip x-d-cc'd ]
> We're now back with /dev/sda being selected by default even if the installation
> image is on /dev/sda and /dev/sdb is the hard drive being installed on. Of
> course, it's nicer than in wheezy since users have a prompt and can change it.
> I liked it better when the default was “Enter manually” because a careless Enter
> wouldn't lead to a corrupted installation image + an unbootable, semi-installed
> system.
> I might sound like a broken record but that's *exactly* what I've repeatedly
> warned against!

Without any feedback in the upcoming hours, a revert is going to happen,
currently stashed as a branch in git: pu/hotfix-jessie-beta-2

This restores the behaviour we have in Jessie Beta 1, which is itself an
improvement over the wheezy/squeeze (and maybe older) situation.

It's not vital to get it uploaded and into testing before uploading
debian-installer since it's “only” copied on to installation images.


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