Partition formatting message unclear

Bug #203660 reported by Celeste Lyn Paul on 2008-03-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Jonathan Riddell

Bug Description

Text in dialog message is unclear and unhelpful. It is hard to determine which button to choose for a) going back to the partitioner to configure formatting (Cancel) and b) ignoring the message continuing the installation (OK).

Recommended change:

Option A

Change buttons to [OK] [Continue With Installation]

In this case, clicking OK will act like the current Cancel option -- the user acknowledges the issue and can go back and reconfigure if they want. Continue With Installation will act like the current OK option -- the user acknowledges the issue but wants to continue without configuring formatting options.

OR (this is a quicker option but less verbos)

Option B

Append the following text to the end of the dialog message: "Click OK to continue with installation or Cancel to continue configuring partitioner options."

Keep OK and Cancel

Celeste Lyn Paul (seele) wrote :
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The GTK frontend labels the buttons "Go Back" and "Continue". I'm not sure why the KDE frontend doesn't.

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :


        #FIXME qt 4 seems to have lost the ability to set a custom message on the buttons for stock dialogs
        #response = QMessageBox.question(self.userinterface, title, msg,
        # *buttons)
        response = QMessageBox.question(self.userinterface, title, msg, QMessageBox.Ok, QMessageBox.Cancel)

Changed in ubiquity:
assignee: nobody → jr
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 1.8.3

ubiquity (1.8.3) hardy; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Make all text in the partitioner translatable (LP: #144741).
    Unfortunately we don't have time to get translations in place for 8.04,
    but there ought to be time to do this for 8.04.1. This also involved
    moving the "Undo changes to partitions" button to a second line in order
    to avoid excessive horizontal growth.
  * Adjust po-debconf flags in ubiquity/install/copying_error/md5, so that
    ${FILE} doesn't get translated.
  * Offer a list of mount points when creating a partition (LP: #85713).
    Adjust this list (and also that offered when editing a partition) if the
    file system is changed to FAT or NTFS.
  * Guard against division by zero while copying files (LP: #211503).
  * Ensure that "Location for the new partition" always defaults to
    "Beginning" (LP: #207810).
  * Stop X forwarding code from breaking if we aren't running within X
    (LP: #214211).

  [ Evan Dandrea ]
  * Update the translations from Rosetta.
  * Automatic update of included source packages: debian-installer-utils
    1.50ubuntu3, localechooser 1.42ubuntu5, partman-basicfilesystems

  [ Jonathan Riddell ]
  * Fix exception in edit partitions dialogue use in kde_ui
  * Add minimum size to partition_edit_dialog.ui, closes LP: #203626
  * Fix buttons on question dialogue to use supplied text, closes LP: #203660

 -- Evan Dandrea <email address hidden> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 04:22:15 -0400

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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