On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Adam Williamson
On Wed, 2016-01-27 at 15:16 -0700, Chris Murphy wrote:
> This is curious, I'm noticing this with Fedora 23 and Rawhide
> workstation live images. On BIOS, media check is in a submenu, it's
> not the default option. Whereas on UEFI systems, it's the 2nd option
> on the menu and is the default option.
> All other media, Server DVD, Atomic ISO, all netinstalls, media check
> is the default option.
> Bug that it's not the default option for live installs on BIOS systems?
> Because it's slow, and doesn't have a great way of notifying the user
> of either success or failure, I kinda question whether it makes sense
> to make it the default. But the main question is why is the default
The defaults across installer and live media, and UEFI and BIOS, have
never been entirely consistent. I tried to line them up a bit a few
years ago but never got it fully done.
It's certainly a bug in my opinion that they're not consistent, but
it'd be better to come up with patches than just file a bug, I know
several people are aware of this, but it's just not filtered up to the
top of anyone's todo list at any point, I don't think.
Sadly media check is broken if the media is created on OS X.
And it doesn't even happen if a persistent overlay is created (silent
bail on media check).
I need a sanity check. I'll float a replacement for both checkisomd5
and dm overlay to Martin Bříza.