Defaulting to verify the image integrity before installing on desktop?

Junien Fridrick junien.fridrick at
Wed Nov 27 06:02:08 UTC 2019

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 09:27:33AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 11:02:07AM +0000, Iain Lane wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 05:52:21PM +0100, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > > What do others think? Should we default to check the media before
> > > booting the ISO? (And if so do we need to ensure the menu still provide
> > > a way to skip the testing (we should at least for automaticall
> > > installation)?)
> > Sounds like a good idea to me, which will help some people who are faced
> > with confusing errors otherwise. I would say we want to both allow the
> > check to be cancelled while it's in progress (e.g. by pressing Escape),
> > and provide a menu option to boot without checking. For info, Fedora
> > does both of those things.
> Has anyone measured how much time it takes to run these tests on boot, so we
> understand what the cost is to our users of doing this by default?

Seb did in the OP :

> The check takes between 1 minute and a bit less than 3 minutes,
> depending of the configuration/media. (I didn’t measure the installation
> time then but it’s significantly longer on any of the machines)

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