[Bug 30234] Re: Confusing error message

Q.E.D. qed_ at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 25 14:58:04 BST 2007


I believe this bug should be re-opened.  The current error message
(Feisty) that I receive is the following:

"Reload a rewritable or blank disc
Please replace the disc in the drive with a supported disc with at least 4.6 GiB free.  The following disc types are supported:
DVD+R DL"

Most discs report their capacity in GB, rather than GiB, and this is
very easy for a user to overlook. Furthermore, the part about disc types
(though important if that is in fact the issue) adds to the confusion
because it draws attention away from the capacity issue. In the case
above I am trying to burn data onto a 4.7GB DVD-R disc. So, if I don't
notice the GB vs. GiB, then I think my drive is having a problem writing
to DVD-R format discs. Sure I eventually realized my problem, but not
immediately and maybe others will not.

I imagine there are many ways to address this issue, but how about this:
add to the error message some note about how much space (in GiB since
that is what Nautilus is using) is available on the disc? Or mention
both GB and GiB. Something like either

"Reload a rewritable or blank disc
The inserted disc can hold only 4.4GiB. Please replace the disc in the drive with a supported disc with at least 4.6 GiB free.  The following disc types are supported:
DVD+R DL"

or

"Reload a rewritable or blank disc
Please replace the disc in the drive with a supported disc with at least 4.6 GiB (4.9 GB) free.  The following disc types are supported:
DVD+R DL"


Thanks,
Matthew

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