Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193338
anaconda asks for install data _before_ confirming functionality
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:34 EST
Description of problem:
1) anaconda asks for configuration info - passwords, network info, etc.,
_before_ there exists certainty that the install will be successful.
2) when anaconda is unable to complete an installation, IT EXITS! rather than
restarting with an interactive interface explaining what it needs.
This is simply a "mean-spirited" "slap-in-the-face" user interface design.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5
much, much too often...
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the installer
In all my _years_ of installing redhat distributions,
more than half the time, anaconda will fail to complete an installation.
1) Be _certain_ that all critical install steps can be completed _before_ asking
for configuration data!
2) Never - ever! - shutdown the computer while the user is trying to do an
install. Let the _user_ decide to "give up".
There's never certainty that things will succeed until they're done -- think of
power loss and hardware failures.
But, there are some known areas in FC5 where we'll not retry until the end of
time -- that has been resolved in the development tree for FC6