GNU bug report logs - #51804
Manual: Add verification of storage drive sanity for the installation

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Package: guix; Reported by: Jacob Hrbek <kreyren@HIDDEN>; Done: Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@HIDDEN>; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.

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From: Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@HIDDEN>
To: Jacob Hrbek <kreyren@HIDDEN>
Subject: Re: bug#51804: Manual: Add verification of storage drive sanity for
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Hi Jacob,

Jacob Hrbek <kreyren@HIDDEN> writes:

> My Guix installation(s) are keep failing, because people keep giving me free USB drivers that are faulty.
>
> Proposing to add some method to verify that the USB drive is sane in the manual for the installation to avoid weird, confusing and infuriating
> errors.

I honestly think this is outside the scope of the Guix reference
manual.  There is a wide range of storage devices out there, and
checking for their health is not trivial, especially for SMART-less
devices like flash thumb drives.

Closing.

Thanks,

Maxim




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Reply sent to Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@HIDDEN>:
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My Guix installation(s) are keep failing, because people keep giving me fr=
ee USB drivers that are faulty.

Proposing to add some method to verify that the USB drive is sane in the m=
anual for the installation to avoid weird, confusing and infuriating error=
s.

-- Jacob "Kreyren" Hrbek

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