Created attachment 9263 [details]
Patch to add "please wait" message when running update-grub2
update-grub2 is run after installing the grub2 packages and before presenting the bootloader configuration screen. It can take many minutes on some systems (bug 18538). During this time the user is left with a blank screen. This patch adds a "please wait" message, to indicate to the user that something is happening that is expected to take some time.
Can we add some more details in the message so that users know what they are waiting for? E.g. "Please wait while installed systems are probed to populate the bootloader.".
(In reply to Rémi Verschelde from comment #1)
> Can we add some more details in the message so that users know what they are
> waiting for? E.g. "Please wait while installed systems are probed to
> populate the bootloader.".
Well, the probing for installed systems is supposed to happen later - there's an option "Probe foreign OS" that only appears in the bootloader configuration screen that is displayed after this step.
I don't know what this call of update-grub2 is meant to do, which is why I just went with "Please wait" (that and it was an already-translated string). But I'm happy to have something a bit more descriptive. How about "Please wait while initial bootloader configuration is calculated"?