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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Feb 1 06:53:10 PST 2011


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On 02/01/2011 06:03, Bruce Cran wrote:
> 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.
> 

I've already changed this for the RC3, now it defaults to not doing the
verify, and if you hit "y" before the timeout it does it.

I'll check into the live mode progress BTW :)


- -- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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