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Bug #28649

Clarify create option of Boot menu in Guide

Added by Chris Simonich about 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Done
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
Aaron St. John
Category:
Documentation
Target version:
Seen in:
Severity:
Low
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
No
Needs Doc:
No
Needs Merging:
No
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

There is some confusion on the difference between CLONE and CREATE in the 11.1-U2 documentation. While CLONE is somewhat straight forward saying:

Clone: used to create a copy of the highlighted boot environment.

the description of CREATE is not as clear. It says:

Create: a manual boot environment. A pop-up menu prompts for entry of a Name for the boot environment. When entering the name, only alphanumeric characters, underscores, and dashes are allowed.

What is a manual boot environment? How does doing a CREATE differ from doing a CLONE on the Active boot environment? Having experimented a bit it appears a CREATE is a clone of the active boot environment, which would make the CREATE function redundant.

Here is a thread to a discussion on the confusion... https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/confused-with-boot-environments-clone-or-create.61682/page-2


Related issues

Has duplicate FreeNAS - Bug #53530: Exlpain what boot environment "Clone" and "Create" buttons do in legacy UIClosed

History

#1 Updated by Dru Lavigne about 2 years ago

  • Category set to Documentation
  • Assignee changed from Release Council to Warren Block
  • Target version set to 11.2-BETA1

#2 Avatar?id=13649&size=24x24 Updated by Ben Gadd almost 2 years ago

  • Due date set to 03/09/2018

#3 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from 11.2-BETA1 to 11.2-RC2

#4 Updated by Dru Lavigne almost 2 years ago

  • Severity set to Low

#5 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from 11.2-RC2 to 11.2-BETA3

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from 11.2-BETA3 to Backlog

#7 Updated by Aaron St. John over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Not Started to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from Warren Block to Aaron St. John

#8 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Has duplicate Bug #53530: Exlpain what boot environment "Clone" and "Create" buttons do in legacy UI added

#9 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from Backlog to 11.2-U2

#10 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from 11.2-U2 to 11.2-RC2

This still needs a PR for angulargui.

#11 Updated by Aaron St. John over 1 year ago

  • Needs Doc changed from Yes to No

#12 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Fix confusing documentation for CREATE in the BOOT menu to Clarify create option of Boot menu in Guide
  • Status changed from In Progress to Ready for Testing
  • Needs Merging changed from Yes to No

#13 Updated by Jeff Ervin over 1 year ago

37491

Test Passed FreeNAS-11.2-INTERNAL31

#14 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Passed Testing to Done

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