[PC-BSD Testing] Regarding the "check integrity of installer archive"

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Tue Feb 1 03:03:13 PST 2011

On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:26:07 -0800 (PST)
"Ben H." <strbenjr at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Regarding the "check integrity of installer archive"
> > > 
> > > - replace "check integrity of installer archive" with message
> > > indicating that they should check their md5 and burn speed if
> > > boot fails; this check is irritatingly slow and I'd rather have
> > > an informational message than stare at the boot screen trying to
> > > catch the check before it starts
> > > 
> > 
> > Done!
> I too sit and watch for this so I can hit: "N" to speed things up.
> There have been times that I have canceled it only to get a failed
> installation.   After allowing it to run next time, I determined
> there was a hardware issue or something else.
> I agree that I don't want to wait (majority of installs) for the
> message to cancel it but .. it would be nice to know I can allow the
> test if I wish.
> Could we leave it in and just change the default to "N" instead of
> "Yes" so the option is still there? ( and maybe a little more
> informational verbage too.)

A message "press ctrl-c to cancel verification" could also help.
Likewise, when copying data into the md(4) device for live mode, "press
ctrl-t to see progress" could be useful.

Bruce Cran

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