Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 258941
Anaconda requires unneccesary confirmation, increases installation time and frustration
Last modified: 2008-05-07 08:14:03 EDT
(Fedora 7 .iso downloaded and burned to DVD, text mode installation)
Description of problem:
Anaconda divides installation into several distinct stages (from casual inspection):
1. Optionally, verify installation media
2. find target volume (including looking for previous installs to upgrade)
3. configure bootloader
4. autoprobe hardware
5. calculate dependencies
6. tell me where I can find an installation log when this is all over
7. copy files to hard disk
8. perform actual install
Step #6 there is really, really irritating. I'm installing Fedora 7 in a
computer in another room. I booted, started step 1, went back to my office ...
waited ... came back and did 2-4, started 5, went back to my office ... waited
... came back and did step 6, started 7, went back to my office ...
There's no reason it should have taken three trips to install this. I presume
that there's some validation going on between steps 5 and 6, and a possibility
that I'll need to make some choices. For the typical case, however, there's no
reason to wait for confirmation before proceeding. If you removed step 6, I
would only have had to make two trips for this install.
If you moved the media verification to the beginning of the long install phase,
after the user interaction, like Certain Other OS Vendors Do ;) then I would
have been able to do this in one shot; I don't care how long the process takes
if I don't have to babysit it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This no longer happens in rawhide.