usb-creator-gtk do "mkfs.ext3" but dialog message says "ext2"

Bug #478850 reported by ohnishi-a on 2009-11-09
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usb-creator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

.usbcreator.log says
usb-creator 2009-11-09 11:14:56,847 (DEBUG) ['mkfs.ext3', '-F', '/media/usbmem/casper-rw']
but, then The GUI dialog message says
"Createing an ext2 filesystem in the persistence file..."

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 9 11:16:55 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.12
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: usb-creator
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1673): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1673): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:1717): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1743): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

ohnishi-a (ohnishi-a) wrote :

The command used to calll for creating the persistant file differs from the message string. This can confuse users who may be attempting to debug the application. We should be consistent with the text and the command. Possible solution is to change the string to exclude anything about ext2/3 or change the command to the ext2 mkfs command, if it is truly an ext2 filesystem (e.g. no journaling).

This is a minor inconsistancy.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
komputes (komputes) wrote :

I can confirm this as well. Attached, you will find screenshots of the actual message which is displayed while the disk is being created. If journaling is enable this should say ext3. Another valid option would be to simply present an abstraction of "Creating a persistence file" or something similar the entire way through the process.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
komputes (komputes) wrote :
komputes (komputes) wrote :

Persistence message, suggesting that we stick to this. This was tested on 0.2.22 on Lucid (10.04 LTS).

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