On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 9:05 AM, Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 11:36:24AM +0200, Martin Bříza wrote:
> I chose "factory settings" because usually when you get a new flash
> drive, it's FAT formatted. While this is a big simplification, I
> thought it would be a good one for a user who is not very technically
> savvy - because that's the person who would be using the tool. Of
> course, I'm open to discussion about nearly anything regarding FMW so
> if there is a general consensus we should rewrite some strings inside
> the app, I'll be glad to do so.
> So if you guys agree "reformatting" would be a better choice, I'll
> go ahead and change the text.
I guess my inclination would be to just drop this feature entirely. If
people want to reformat the drive, they can use whatever regular OS
feature to do it. This doesn't need to be a general-purpose drive
The purpose of that feature is to deal with some utilities and OS's
that get confused about the distinctly non-standard partition
arrangement on the stick and can't fix it themselves.
Certainly on OS X, while it can be fixed by manually finding the less
obvious partition option and changing it to 1 partition, most users
just want to erase it. But for erasing, three partitions show up in
Disk Utility, and all partitions are far less than the size of the
stick. So the appearance is that the USB stick is permanently shrunk
in a busted way.