Exit from Activate USB Disk

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toml_12953
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Exit from Activate USB Disk

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:53 am

When I try to exit from the USB Disk, I press EXIT to exit the disk and then ENTER to confirm exit. Instead of getting back to the system menu, I get the "Load Flash From FAT" screen instead. This happens on both my beta unit and my shipping unit.
Tom L

Dyslexia and dieting don't mix. I went on a low-crab diet and didn't lose an ounce.
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rprosperi
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Re: Exit from Activate USB Disk

Post by rprosperi » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:01 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:53 am
When I try to exit from the USB Disk, I press EXIT to exit the disk and then ENTER to confirm exit. Instead of getting back to the system menu, I get the "Load Flash From FAT" screen instead. This happens on both my beta unit and my shipping unit.
The OS has "noticed" that there is a new .bin file in the FAT and presumes you would want to load it, without having to manually use the menus to do so, so it offers to do so for you. This behavior is mentioned in the manual.
--bob p

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Re: Exit from Activate USB Disk

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:25 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:01 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:53 am
When I try to exit from the USB Disk, I press EXIT to exit the disk and then ENTER to confirm exit. Instead of getting back to the system menu, I get the "Load Flash From FAT" screen instead. This happens on both my beta unit and my shipping unit.
The OS has "noticed" that there is a new .bin file in the FAT and presumes you would want to load it, without having to manually use the menus to do so, so it offers to do so for you. This behavior is mentioned in the manual.
Even after I've run the update? I think it should check the version in the FAT and skip the Load Flash question if the FAT version is less than or equal to the installed version.
Tom L

Dyslexia and dieting don't mix. I went on a low-crab diet and didn't lose an ounce.
DM42 SN: 00025 (Beta)
SN: 00221 (Shipping)

rprosperi
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Re: Exit from Activate USB Disk

Post by rprosperi » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:31 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Even after I've run the update? I think it should check the version in the FAT and skip the Load Flash question if the FAT version is less than or equal to the installed version.
That would ne a nice tweak in the future, but as it is, it's useful to lead noobs to load the file they've just copied to flash, without having to navigate a potentially confusing set of menus. As it is, you can easily just say no, right?
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282

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