Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5589 closed bug (fixed)

[DriveSetup] Initialize->Intel Partition Map offers unneeded alert

Reported by: diver Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/DriveSetup Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Doing so will show an alert "Are you sure you want to initialize the partition? After entering the initialization parameters, you can abort this operation right before writing changes back to the disk.".
If you press Continue there will be another alert straightway "Are you sure you want to write changes back to disk now?" So the first alert is not really needed.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by stippi

I know there are quite a few alerts here. But changing your partition layout will be something very seldomly done for a casual user. So I believe the more assurance of what is happening, the better. If you do a mistake there, it is really fatal. I would like to mark this ticket invalid, but I wait for more feedback.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by axeld

I'm all with diver here. However, as a compromise, I would add a similar text to the initialization parameter window - that saves one alert, but doesn't lose any assurance.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by diver

Maybe text in the first alert could be changed to not mention initialization parameters?

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by bebop

I'm going to agree with stippi in this case. I think that while the two dialogs are a little redundant, I know that sometimes I click continue without thinking, especially late at night, and I want a second chance with my mbr.

Edit: Maybe the text could read something like:

Alert1,
Are you sure you want to initialize the partition?
You will be asked again before changes are written to the disk.

Alert2 (keep the text),
Are you sure you want to write the changes back to disk now?
All data on the selected disk will be irretrievably lost if you do so!

Last edited 9 years ago by bebop (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by diver

Sounds good.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by Disreali

I like that there are two alerts and the proposed text changes look good.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by bebop

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by stippi

Axel's solution doesn't sound so bad, i.e. having the text in the parameter dialog that changes will be written after confirmation prompt.

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