Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#16304 new bug

[DriveSetup] various issues

Reported by: diver Owned by: stippi
Priority: blocker Milestone: R1/beta3
Component: Applications/DriveSetup Version: R1/beta2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #7930, #9108, #11641, #15634 Blocking: #12405
Platform: All

Description (last modified by pulkomandy)

In this video a user is very confused by DriveSetup and runs into all sorts of issues with it.

Here are some of the issues I spotted:

Wording problems:

  • <empty or unknown> should probably be renamed to Unallocated (done: hrev54869.
  • it is not clear that "(Be File System)" in File system column means type and not actual file system (done: hrev54869).

Workflow problems:

Partitionning system problems (#9108):


  • creating a partition doesn't show "Active partition" checkbox ( it's expected, the drive was initialized with GPT which has no concept of "active partition"

Change History (13)

comment:1 by X512, 10 months ago

creating a bfs partition should format it to bfs at the same time

+1. This is implemented well in discmgmt.msc in Windows. Creating partition without formatting it have no meaning.

comment:2 by diver, 10 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 by pulkomandy, 7 months ago

Priority: normalblocker

comment:4 by bruno, 4 months ago

Drive Setup is a real important first step into Haiku. Fortunately this user made a video out of it. It is therefor a gift to have and to do it much better now...

Formatting a drive to run Haiku on it should be almost automatic. Something like use this drive for Haiku and install it autocratically Creating and formatting a drive to BFS and set it active by default! +1

Last edited 4 months ago by bruno (previous) (diff)

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:6 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:7 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:8 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

Blocking: 12405 added

comment:9 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

Blocked By: 7930, 9108, 11641, 15634 added

comment:10 by X512, 3 months ago

Also it should be possible to change active partition of existing partition without reformatting.

comment:11 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

It's supposed to be in the "change parameters" menu but it's broken currently (#11641)

comment:12 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:13 by pulkomandy, 3 months ago

So, after a bit of investigation it turns out we already had tickets for several of the problems here, which I have added to the description and "blocked by". Moved them all into beta3 milestone as well.

For the changes that had no tickets attached, they were rather simple fixes and I have done them. I think they could even be enough to help with the most common problems (sometimes, giving just a little better user feedback goes a long way). Not to say the other tasks shouldn't be done, still.

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