Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116161
text installer does not remember unselected programs within packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to install Fedora Core1. I have Radeon9800Pro and due to
problems regarding drivers, I can't do a graphical install, so I tried
with text install.
It all goes well until I have to select programs within packages. I
can select/deselect packages (like System Tools group), I can select a
program within that package and press OK and the package is selected,
but if I try to deselect any package within any of the groups (that
has been previously selected or selected by me), the star for the
package dissapears, then I press OK and when I press F2 to see details
of the package, the same program I deselected earlier is still selected.
In short: I can't deselect any of the programs within packages,
whether it was selected before or accidentaly selected by me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from CD/DVD in linux text mode
2. Package selection
3. Can't deselect any of the selected programs within package details
(the star goes away, I press OK and then I press F2 on the same
package but the same program I deselected earlier is still selected)
Actual Results: I can't deselect and of the programs within packages
(selected by installer or selected by me)
Expected Results: I expected that the deselection of deselected would
remain saved. Instead it does not.
No error messages.
EPOX 8RDA+ (nforce2), AthlonXP1700+, 2x256Mb RAM (Dual Channel),
Radeon9800Pro, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, 20Gb IBM, 120Gb Segate
*** Bug 116177 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I reproduced the same bug with my notebook:
Compaq Evo N600C:
Mobile Pentium3@1.066Ghz, Mobility Radeon M6, 384Mb RAM, 30Gb HDD
When I choose installation, I choose Personal Desktop installation and
then I select Customize selection.
When custmizing selection of programs, the installer doesn't remember
any of the deselected programs in details (F2) whether they were
selected by the installer or previously selected by me.
Same bug is present in Fedora Core 1.90 Test1.
Reproduced the bug with my i586 router box.
Bug is present in Fedora Core 2 as well.
Tried to change version to 2, but bugzilla doesn't like me :).
Same here with Fedora Core 2 on stock/standard X86 tower pc's using
Additionally during Text mode install:
1. Not allowed to 'Change Boot Order' to avoid having Grub install to
the MBR of an incorrect drive(i.e. SCSI/IDE combo where BIOS switches
to SDA on boot as first-disk, yet Grub installs to MBR of IDE
drive(ASUS P2B-S using aic7xxx controller)). This is not a problem
with the Graphical install since you are given this option to change
boot-order from the Advanced screen of the Boot Loader section.
2. Not allowed to remove the entry of a non-booting NTFS/DOS
partition during Grub menu edit section. This, also, is allowed in
the Graphical system.
Obviously, I prefer the Text-Mode install since it takes less time
over FTP to load and I am faster at keyboard.
I will open additional bugs for these two items.
This should be fixed now.