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[Bug 848914] New: Publish Information around Partitioning Requirements of Boot Requirements with UEFI BIOS
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  • Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 22:15:52 +0000
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Summary: Publish Information around Partitioning Requirements
of Boot Requirements with UEFI BIOS
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.3
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 12.3
Status: NEW
Severity: Enhancement
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: secure@xxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101

If ever we are going to see changed in PC BIOS's it will be in this decade.
Current UEFI BIOS's are standard with most all X_64 Motherboards. The UEFI BIOS
is a temporary measure to permit backwardly compatible Processors and
Motherboards and my enhancement would be to publish partitioning information on
screen thats not an option before the partitioning phase of Installation.
Current warnings generated by the Partitioner itself do warn of requirements
for /boot/uefi with FAT.
As there will be many changes to BIOS this decade I think we need a mandatory
full screen explanation of partitioning changes that can be written for all
coming versions as it will be needed and under that preface every installation
from 13.x to anything can all make use of a text screen before the partitioner
is displayed on screen as part of every Installation

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to configure a boot partition with an X_64 UEFI BIOS and a warning is
generated on the users final acceptance of the chosen partitioning.
2. The warning is too late and there is not sufficient space to provide
detailed instructions and the reasoning and its going to get more problematic.
Additionally as soon as M.S come out with a new file formation partitioning we
will need to spell partitioning out in a clear concise way before the user does
anything with the partitioner

Expected Results:
Its a small and advantages addition to the Install Program to have a text
screen available before the partitioning part of our current installation is
reached. Currently we only knock back the partitioning with a warning after the
partitioner has been used. It needs full explanation before not a single line
after. It should be very easy to implement this text screen as the need far
outweighs the man hour time factor it would take to implement above.

I believe this should be assigned and completed as an urgent undertaking before
we ship another version as its benefit now and future is so very important.

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