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Bug #14810

Feature #9005: Improve Tails Installer UX: phase 1

Tails Installer allows buggy "Reinstall (delete all data)" on too small USB sticks

Added by intrigeri 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Elevated
Assignee:
Category:
Installation
Target version:
Start date:
10/07/2017
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Type of work:
Code
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Starter:
Affected tool:
Installer

Description

I have a (virtual) 4.3GB USB stick with an older Tails installed. I start Tails/Buster that has the newer Installer, it detects that my destination device has Tails installed already to the default option is "Upgrade". So far, so good. But it also lets me choose "Reinstall (delete all data)", which does not work: it is stuck at the partitioning step (iirc). I guess we should hide that button on too small USB sticks and only allow upgrading.

(I suspect that's the fallout from an invisible merge conflict between kurono's branch and mine, i.e. Git can't notice things conflict because different code is modified on both branches, but the result of the merge does not work as it should.)

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

  • Assignee changed from anonym to kurono
  • Priority changed from Normal to Elevated

This is a regression => bumping priority.

kurono, perhaps you would like to work on this? Ideally it should be done for 3.3 but don't worry too much: let's first focus on polishing (if needed) and merging the work you've already submitted for QA; this one can wait a bit more.

#2 Updated by kurono about 1 month ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.3 to Tails_3.5

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