RC1 only offers a generic workstation setup, but the side panel still makes the distinction between Gnome and KDE workstation
install. IMHO, they were a good idea. How come they're gone?
The documentation is apparently incorrect for this screen - the GNOME and KDE
are presented later. Just choose workstation and continue through the install.
This is RC2 and the online help in that screen still makes the distinction. Very confusing for non
betatesters (i.e., nearly everybody).
If the online docs are incorrect (I haven't had a chance to check it out), we
will have to wait and correct it for the next release.
However, the docs that I sent to Matt were corrected to show that GNOME and KDE
were not choices anymore and said the following:
(in SGML so bare with it here)
How do you want to install &RHL;?
A full installation will destroy any previously saved information on the
An upgrade will preserve existing &RHL; system data.
If you want to perform a full installation, you must choose the class
(or type) of the installation. Your options are: Workstation, Server, or
If you don't know which installation class you want, read the following
<command>Please note:</command> In addition to the installation methods
mentioned below, &RHL; can also be installed "within" an already
existing FAT (DOS/Windows) partition. This "partitionless" installation
method is selected once you label a DOS partition as
<command>/</command> during the <application>Disk Druid</application>
partitioning screen. It overrides the automatic partition deletion used
in workstation-class installations.
Workstation-class installations will install the X Window System and the
desktop manager of your choice. <emphasis>A workstation-class
installation removes any Linux-related partitions on all installed hard
drives (and uses all free unpartitioned disk space).</emphasis> All
non-Linux-related partitions will be left untouched, and you will be
able to boot other installed operating systems, in addition to &RH;,
after the installation.
If you want your system to function as a Linux-based server, and you
don't want to heavily customize your system configuration or install the
X Window System, a server-class installation is most appropriate.
<emphasis>A server-class installation removes ALL existing partitions on
ALL installed hard drives, so choose this installation class only if
you're sure you have nothing you want saved!</emphasis> This includes
ALL partitions in use by other operating systems. <emphasis>ALL drives
will be erased -- we're not kidding!</emphasis>
Only the custom-class installation gives you complete
flexibility. During a custom-class installation, it is up to
<emphasis>you</emphasis> how disk space should be partitioned. You have
complete control over the packages that will be installed on your
system. You can also determine whether you'll use LILO to boot your
system. Unless you have prior Linux experience, you should not select
the custom-class installation method.
For more information concerning the differences among workstation-,
server-, and custom-class installations, please refer to the &RHLIG;.
Why it wasn't updated ... I don't know, but I have the above in SGML in the
install-help/help-screens.sgml file in CVS.