Bug 209479 - Possible usability improvements to "Locating installation media" page
Possible usability improvements to "Locating installation media" page
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hugh Brock
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 211233
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Reported: 2006-10-05 11:38 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-24 17:35:26 EDT
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2006-10-05 11:38 EDT, Dave Malcolm
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Description Dave Malcolm 2006-10-05 11:38:47 EDT
Description of problem:
"Locating installation media" page has two URL fields: Install media URL,and an
optional kicksart URL.

Is there a way of minimizing the amount of URLs that need to be entered here? 
Will it have history of previous URLs that you have typed here?  (it's not quite
as bad as anaconda since at least you can copy and paste from a browser window)  

In particular, can there be:
- an option to install from local media?  (autodetected, so it knows if you have
a CD/DVD in the drive)
- for RHEL, knowledge about RHN or the satellite server you installed from, and
give the option to select a distro/kickstart from this server? 
One feature of RHN is the ability to store kickstart profiles:
Should they be displayed here?

I can't see a way of doing this via the API:
(though I guess the API can be expanded)

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Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2006-10-05 11:38:47 EDT
Created attachment 137825 [details]
Screenshot of the page
Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2006-10-05 11:40:54 EDT
Sorry to file RHEL-specific stuff under Fedora; maybe this bug should be split
up and the RHEL part moved to a new bug under the correct "Product"?
Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2006-10-06 11:06:17 EDT
We already have plans to add support for remembering the last 'N' URLs entered. 

In theory we could support install of CD, but there is no way to change CD's
when the guest VM is running in paravirt guests, so for now that'll probably
lead to more problems that it solves.

So, for this bug we'll address the URL history. Could you enter a separate bug
for RHN integration - it is something that'll need much more
thought/investigation to decide to best way to approach it.
Comment 4 Hugh Brock 2006-10-18 15:42:34 EDT
Added URL history to both fields
Comment 5 Daniel Berrange 2006-10-24 17:35:26 EDT
Fixed in rawhide in build  virt-manager-0.2.5-1.fc7 

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