Ticket #260 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

PXE installer: make danger as obvious as possible

Reported by: nocturne Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: installer Keywords: pxe
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

In the Athena-10 PXE-installer menu, (c.f. http://debathena.mit.edu/images/athena10-menu.png), I'd suggest rephrasing option (1) to make it as obvious as possible to a casual/careless user that this option erases all their data.

Instead of "Perform an unattended Athena 10 install, WIPING OUT your ENTIRE DISK", I might suggest "DESTROY ALL DATA ON your COMPUTER'S DISK and perform an unattended Athena 10 install", which both mentions the erasure before "Athena 10", and is somewhat more readable to particularly naive users than "wipe out your disk".

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

The PXE installer now puts the text "ERASING your ENTIRE DISK" in bold red, which makes it pretty distinct. The message is also followed up with a bunch of terminal bells and

************************************************************
               DESTROYS
THIS PROCEDURE DESTROYS THE CONTENTS OF THE HARD DISK.
               DESTROYS

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO CONTINUE, REBOOT NOW.

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So I think we do a pretty good job of being clear on exactly what you're getting yourself into. I'm going to mark this as resolved if nobody objects.

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