Bug 31601 - Improve message so user understand the problem may come from RST or RAID
Summary: Improve message so user understand the problem may come from RST or RAID
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High major
Target Milestone: Mageia 9
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
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Reported: 2023-02-26 14:08 CET by Morgan Leijström
Modified: 2023-02-26 14:10 CET (History)
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Description Morgan Leijström 2023-02-26 14:08:48 CET
Description of problem:

If your device is using Intel Rapid Storage Technology, RST (default for many new devices), Mageia installer can not operate unless you disable RST in UEFI/BIOS setup.

Problem then is that the message the installer emits is not comprehensible unless you know about the problem.

See https://ml.mageia.org/l/arc/qa-discuss/2023-02/msg00293.html

Please improve the message so people understand or can find answer i.e in our wiki.
*No change in code required* so I think it can be implemented for next beta/RC.

Suggested in thread:
"Please disable RAID / RST in your BIOS in order to install Mageia on this machine"

I have prepared a wiki page on RST to possibly link to:
(from information further down that thread)

And have asked on doc-discuss for inclusion in installer manual

Current installer, i.e mga9b1

How reproducible:
Already trapped more than one people testing pre beta 1

Thus it would be really good to have it implemented ASAP, for Mageia 9 release.
Morgan Leijström 2023-02-26 14:10:17 CET

Severity: normal => major
CC: (none) => bugsquad
Assignee: bugsquad => mageiatools
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 9
Priority: Normal => High

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