Bug 1416763 - virt-manager GUI, select ISO screen
Summary: virt-manager GUI, select ISO screen
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Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager
Version: 25
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-01-26 11:18 UTC by Michal Schorm
Modified: 2017-02-05 20:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-02-05 20:54:17 UTC
Type: Bug


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2017-01-26 11:18 UTC, Michal Schorm
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Description Michal Schorm 2017-01-26 11:18:00 UTC
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I believe, there is a wrong GUI window in the process of creating new VM from ISO.

See the attachement:
1) top left corner:
   click "new VM"
2) select "provide ISO", select "use ISO image" and "select ISO image from teh computer"
3) >> THIS IS THE ODD SCREEN <<
   it offers you to select THE EXISTING VM-DISK IMAGE FOR IMPORT, wich is nonsense, however, you can click "search local"
4) now you are in the right "window", you find and select your desired ISO and proceed



The window 3 should not appear, the button should lead directly to window 4.
It is really really confusing.

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2017-02-05 20:54:17 UTC
Yes the screen is confusing but we haven't really figured out a way to work around it.

That screen is a front end for libvirt's 'storage APIs' which allow connecting to and enumerating all types of different storage config: plain directory, nfs, iscsi, lvm, gluster, ceph, etc. By default, the only thing it's going to show is the default image directory, so it will show your existing disk images which is definitely odd for a cdrom. But someone might use a gluster share as their CDROM media directory, so we need to enable accessing those locations, and this was the best we could come up with.

So baring any new idea I don't expect this to change


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