Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42451
RFE: Add menu/global view of install so you can jump to arbitrary step
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
When configuring your system up to formating/installing packages, adding a
menu somewhere to click on and go back and reconfigure, change, or
whatever without having to keep clicking back/next buttons.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat
Actual Results: Can only click back or next to get to where you want
Expected Results: A menu to click on a component to go back to
automatically to do what you need to do. Maybe it could then make you go
to somewhere to reconfigure something if that item was affected by your
Just some ideas I thought of to help configure during install. This may
or may not cause a lot of RAM or CPU or something to make it harder to use
so not a problem if cant' be done.
Just trying to help :)
We have thought about this in the past and wound up not doing it for one reason
or another (probably not enough time to implement it). It's still on the
drawing board at this point, but I'm not sure how useful it would be.
Technically, it shouldn't be too hard to implement. The biggest problem is
where to put it so that it doesn't crowd the screen.
I don't know where to put it either if keeping the current install GUI, except
to redo the size of it and maybe add it to the side in a bracket or something.
Have it always be there in a rectangle type menu or something and then off to
the right or left depending on what side would be the normal configuration
options. That might would squeeze some of the stuff down and not be as big but
as long as it's viewable and no problem reading.
Or just redo anaconda and incorporate something like that into it from the
start and redo the installer to whatever the change would be.
Reassigning to katzj, as he is currently considering this.
Deferring to consideration for next release.