Bug 587879 - Inconsistent terminology in anaconda storage devices dialog window
Summary: Inconsistent terminology in anaconda storage devices dialog window
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-01 10:24 UTC by Bruce Jerrick
Modified: 2010-05-05 13:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-14.5-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-05 13:51:08 UTC
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Description Bruce Jerrick 2010-05-01 10:24:15 UTC
Description of problem:
In the storage devices dialog window that is shown early in the anaconda
installation procedure, the language used to denote the two categories of
storage devices is inconsistent, and hence unclear when encountered for
the first time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform OS installation.
2. Observe storage devices dialog window ("Below are the storage devices
   you've selected to be part of this installation.").
Actual results:
The message at the top uses the terms "data drives" and "system drives",
yet the tables below it are headed "Data Storage Devices" and "Install
Target Devices".

Expected results:
A better correspondence between what is described and what is actually

Additional info:

Suggested fix:

  Change "data drives" to "data devices".
  More importantly, change "system drives" to "install target devices" (i.e.,
  match the table header verbatim).

  Also, if it's possible to be brief, it would be nice to have some
  explanation of just what a "data storage device" might be used for
  (data storage, I suppose).  An opportune place would be after the
  parenthetical "these will not be formatted, only mounted".

(BTW, is there a way to specify the "Install Target Devices" in a kickstart
file, so this new dialog window isn't shown; and if there is, is it

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-05-02 00:48:56 UTC
It's too late to change this in F13 due to the string freeze.  It'll have to wait for F14.

And yes - all the new screens can be controlled via kickstart.  The screen you're referring to is really just a UI on top of the clearpart command.

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