Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 592324
Improve error message: Unable to read the disc checksum from primary volume descriptor
Last modified: 2010-07-02 16:49:36 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #578151 +++
Created an attachment (id=403477)
Description of problem:
Anaconda Stage 1 offers to test the checksum of install media. When you hit Test and you have no media in your drive, you get this message (see screenshot):
"Error: Unable to read the disc checksum from primary volume descriptor. This probably means the disc was created without adding the checksum."
What's wrong about that:
1. *primary volume descriptor* - that's hacker's language, not end user's language. User has no idea what you are talking about. Please rephrase to more user friendly language.
2. The message should be different when:
a) there is media in the drive but it has no checksum support
b) there is no media in the drive
Currently, the same message is used for both cases, which is wrong.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When anaconda offers you to test media checksum, remove media from drive.
2. Hit Test.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-03-30 15:54:26 EEST ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> What's wrong about that:
> 1. *primary volume descriptor* - that's hacker's language, not end user's
> language. User has no idea what you are talking about. Please rephrase to more
> user friendly language.
Yes, I'd use "disc image" or "iso image" instead
> 2. The message should be different when:
> a) there is media in the drive but it has no checksum support
> b) there is no media in the drive
> Currently, the same message is used for both cases, which is wrong.
This will be fixed when I push already review-acked changes in isomd5sum and related anaconda changes (which will happen as soon as I get ACLs needed to build Fedora isomd5sum).
I'll keep this bug to track 1. and clone another bug to track 2.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-03-31 11:24:40 EEST ---
Should be fixed in version 14.3-1 of anaconda.
Cloning for RHEL6.
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=586359#c7 - this is taking care of anaconda showing different messages when there's no ISO in the disk drive and when the ISO doesn't have a checksum.
The message for missing checksum is not entirely user friendly. Uses words like "primary volume descriptor". This bug requests that this string is changed into something more user friendly.
For Fedora, the bug was fixed with this commit:
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
This should be fixed in anaconda-13.21.42-1.
anaconda 13.21.48 now says:
"Unable to find the checksum in the image. This probably means the disc was created without adding the checksum."
Moving to VERIFIED.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.