Bug 160942 - Change install options under installaion
Change install options under installaion
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-18 20:39 EDT by Amadeus
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-20 14:09:27 EDT
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Description Amadeus 2005-06-18 20:39:09 EDT
Description of problem:

According to Bug# 160941 did I run into problems installing using FTP. The
result was, that I had to reboot, and start all over from another source.

This is a shame, as the user have to redo the package selection etc. again.

Suggestion to solution:
When an install error occurres (no matter installation method) the options
should be:

* Change installation method to CD's.
* Change installation method to another FTP server.
* Change installation method to another HTTP server.
* Change installation method to another NFS location.
* Skip this package, and log it to /root/failed-to-install.log
* Reboot

This ensures that an installation will always be a success, nomatter if the CD's
are damaged or an FTP error occurred.

I think this will send a message of professionalism that an Fedora install will
always be completed.

Having Retry and Reboot as the only options for recovery seams a bit stone age.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-06-20 14:09:27 EDT
Skipping packages is not a reasonable option; it's highly likely to leave you
with a system that will be broken in some way.

Although changing install methods sounds like a win, given the architecture of
anaconda and some of the assumptions we make depending on install type, it's not
really feasible at this point.
Comment 2 Amadeus 2005-06-21 13:11:34 EDT
Could the bug stay open, incase someone sees it, and starts making the changes
to anaconda so changing install method is possible?

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