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Bug #35730

Clarify installer boot loader menu

Added by Warren Block 10 months ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:
Done
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
Ryan Moeller
Category:
OS
Target version:
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

The FreeNAS installer boot menu is confusing. Because it just says "Boot FreeNAS", it is difficult to tell whether the installer is booting, or the FreeNAS system itself.

Preferably, this should say "Boot FreeNAS Installer". If prompt length is limited, it could just say "Boot Installer", but it is better to tell the user exactly what is booting when it could overwrite the existing system.

installer-boot.png (2.54 KB) installer-boot.png Warren Block, 06/25/2018 06:52 AM
19370

Associated revisions

Revision a41d19c5 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Clarify boot menu wording

Changes the wording of a boot menu option to clarify that the
installer is being booted, not an existing installation.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 78b4d24c (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Clarify installer boot loader menu

Sets the loader menu title to show that the ${PRODUCT} installer is
being booted, not an existing installation.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 2f3a623e (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Add product_name loader variable

This variable contains a presentable string to indicate the product name
in menu entries and wherever else it may be handy. It helps
distinguish the installer media from an installed system.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 3e22ec00 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Add product_name loader variable

This variable contains a presentable string to indicate the product name
in menu entries and wherever else it may be handy. It helps
distinguish the installer media from an installed system.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 7601826c (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Use product_name loader variable in menu entries

This variable contains a presentable string to indicate the product name
in menu entries and wherever else it may be handy. It helps
distinguish the installer media from an installed system.

Ticket: #35730

Revision d8f35db6 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Clarify installer boot loader menu

Sets the loader menu title to show that the ${PRODUCT} installer is
being booted, not an existing installation.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 868bb086 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Add product_name loader variable

This variable contains a presentable string to indicate the product name
in menu entries and wherever else it may be handy. It helps
distinguish the installer media from an installed system.

Ticket: #35730

Revision d3a7eb7d (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Use product_name loader variable in menu entries

This variable contains a presentable string to indicate the product name
in menu entries and wherever else it may be handy. It helps
distinguish the installer media from an installed system.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 8fbefc7f (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Fix empty product name in loader menu

*_name has special meaning in loader.conf so is a bad variable name.
Rename ${product_name} to ${product} so it behaves like a regular
environment variable.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 24bf467d (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Fix empty product name in loader menu

*_name has special meaning in loader.conf so is a bad variable name.
Rename ${product_name} to ${product} so it behaves like a regular
environment variable.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 2f3ee665 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Fix empty product name in loader menu

*_name has special meaning in loader.conf so is a bad variable name.
Rename ${product_name} to ${product} so it behaves like a regular
environment variable.

Ticket: #35730

Revision a2d5fc3f (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Fix empty product name in loader menu

*_name has special meaning in loader.conf so is a bad variable name.
Rename ${product_name} to ${product} so it behaves like a regular
environment variable.

Ticket: #35730

Revision d9b3aac3 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Fix empty product name in loader menu

*_name has special meaning in loader.conf so is a bad variable name.
Rename ${product_name} to ${product} so it behaves like a regular
environment variable.

Ticket: #35730

Revision 305be5e2 (diff)
Added by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

Fix empty product name in loader menu

*_name has special meaning in loader.conf so is a bad variable name.
Rename ${product_name} to ${product} so it behaves like a regular
environment variable.

Ticket: #35730

History

#1 Updated by Warren Block 10 months ago

19370

#2 Updated by Alexander Motin 10 months ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Screened

Valid point.

#3 Updated by Alexander Motin 10 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Alexander Motin to Ryan Moeller

#4 Updated by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

  • Status changed from Screened to In Progress

#5 Updated by Ryan Moeller 10 months ago

  • Subject changed from Installer boot menu says "Boot FreeNAS", should say "Boot FreeNAS Installer" to Clarify installer boot loader menu
  • Status changed from In Progress to Ready for Testing
  • Severity changed from New to Low
  • Needs Merging changed from Yes to No

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne 10 months ago

  • Target version changed from Backlog to 11.2-BETA2

#7 Updated by Bonnie Follweiler 9 months ago

  • Status changed from Ready for Testing to Passed Testing
  • Needs QA changed from Yes to No

Test Passed in FreeNAS-11.2-MASTER-201807160837
(Build Date: Jul 16, 2018 11:40)

Test Case: Do a clean install or an upgrade and make sure it says Boot FreeNAS Installer

#8 Updated by Dru Lavigne 9 months ago

  • Status changed from Passed Testing to Done
  • Needs Doc changed from Yes to No

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