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Feature #14887

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Add an appropriately named file to install images to indicate what they are

Added by Steve Wheeler 8 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
High
Assignee:
Category:
Installer
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Plus Target Version:
23.09.1
Release Notes:
Default

Description

If you have written a number of images to USB sticks it can be hard to know which image is actually on any particular stick.

As part of the build process create a file in the FAT partition on the image with to identify the image.

So perhaps: 'pfSense-CE-memstick-serial-2.7.0-RELEASE-amd64.txt' 'pfSense-plus-memstick-serial-23.09-DEVELOPMENT-amd64-20230821-0600.txt'

Actions #1

Updated by Christopher Cope 8 months ago

I think this is a good idea. Perhaps also making the disk label reflect the version.

Actions #2

Updated by Steve Wheeler 8 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Seeing this is 2.7.1 images now but all three file names are added:

steve@steve-NUC9i9QNX:/media/steve/PFSENSE$ ls
LICENSE.txt
pfSense-CE-memstick-2.7.1-RC-amd64-20231107-1622.txt
pfSense-CE-memstick-adi-2.7.1-RC-amd64-20231107-1622.txt
pfSense-CE-memstick-serial-2.7.1-RC-amd64-20231107-1622.txt
README.txt

Actions #3

Updated by Steve Wheeler 8 months ago

In fact the file seem to be added cumulatively. The memstick-vga image only has the correct named txt file. ADI image has two files. memstick-serial has all 3.

Actions #4

Updated by Steve Wheeler 8 months ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High
  • Target version changed from Future to CE-Next
Actions #5

Updated by Brad Davis 7 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Brad Davis
  • Target version changed from CE-Next to 2.7.1
  • Plus Target Version changed from Plus-Next to 24.03
Actions #6

Updated by Jim Pingle 7 months ago

  • Target version changed from 2.7.1 to 2.7.2
Actions #7

Updated by Jim Pingle 7 months ago

  • Plus Target Version changed from 24.03 to 23.09.1
Actions #8

Updated by Jim Pingle 7 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

The Plus 23.09 and CE 2.7.2 images I've checked all seem to be OK. They each only have one file and it's appropriately named.

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