Feature request: Identify disk devices as best as possible

Bug #506602 reported by komputes on 2010-01-12
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

usb-creator should attempt to identify the devices as best as possible. Nautilus uses generic disk icons which usb-creator should use as well. Displaying the current volume label (if there is one, even if unmounted) would be helpful and increase safety and intuitiveness of the project. Formatting needs to be intuitive and safe. No confirmation is bad, but it not the root of the issue (See Bug #443330 for the confirmation/warning request). We need to assist the user in understanding which device they are formatting. USB Creator could wipe the wrong drive as many of us have experienced (See Bug #443330).

We need to identify the:
-DEVICE NAME(Same as lsusb name)
-An icon of a USB Key, USB Drive, SD Card or CF Card (see image attached)
-Current volume label (is this possible when unmounted)
-Device size
-Current mount point (if mounted)

Note: If there is a warning (yellow exclamation mark symbol) it should be shown beside the icon of the device, not replace it.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jan 12 17:53:01 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: usb-creator (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: usb-creator
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

komputes (komputes) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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