Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160942
Change install options under installaion
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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
* 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
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.
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.
Could the bug stay open, incase someone sees it, and starts making the changes
to anaconda so changing install method is possible?