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Bug 37493 - Give user option to ignore devices + others...
Give user option to ignore devices + others...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-04-24 22:14 EDT by Kervin Pierre
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-24 22:31:50 EDT
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Description Kervin Pierre 2001-04-24 22:14:59 EDT
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(iii)Reorganize the dialogs so they at least attempt to salvage the
install.  This one is kinda subjective.  But I've noticed that the
installer hardly ever trys to correct and continue the installation,
from what I've seen.  If the installer encounters an error configuring a
card or peripheral, then the user should get the option to skip that
device and continue with the installation.  I have encountered that
problem with my NIC.  It was an old 3com ISA, the installer
understandably ran into issues, but would always abort.  I should have
been given the option to ignore the card either before the installer
tried to configure it or when it encountered the error. Eventually, I
ended up removing the card from the system before I installed.

I understand the installer needs to simple.  These changes would not
affect the simplicity of the installer, in fact they would not affect
the program flow of the installer at all until something goes wrong.

Reproducible: Always
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Expected Results:  The installer should give the option to ignore NICs or
other devices.  Maybe with a "configure later" option.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-04-24 22:31:45 EDT
Doing the 'expert' install will bypass hardware detection, so this feature
already exists.

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