Live session Bad Grammar

Bug #1159207 reported by Nick Rose on 2013-03-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
casper (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

When finishing a live session, or after having installed Ubuntu (or any of its derivatives), a screen appears with:

"Please remove installation media and close the tray (if any) then press ENTER."

This is wrong. 'Media' is the plural of 'medium', and only one medium is used to install Ubuntu (e.g. a DVD or USB drive). Also the sentence needs a comma.

A better sentence would be:

"Please remove the installation medium and close the tray (if present), then press ENTER."

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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → casper (Ubuntu)
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Nick Rose (nkre5) wrote :

Are low priority bugs such as this one, ever implemented, or are they ignored forever?

This isn't a complaint; I'm just wondering whether it's worthwhile reporting things such as this in the future. I don't want to spend time reporting low priority bugs if they're never going to be implemented.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This message is often displayed in a rather basic video mode, so I think it should be kept under 80 characters. The admonition to close the tray is at least arguably unnecessary, so I'm going to sacrifice that, leaving:

  Please remove the installation medium, then press ENTER:

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package casper - 1.365

casper (1.365) wily; urgency=medium

  * Add prereqs handling to several scripts that lacked it (LP: #1495873).
  * Fix inverted warning message in copy_live_to (LP: #1494123).
  * Simplify and improve the grammar of the installation medium removal
    prompt (LP: #1159207).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:44:27 +0100

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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