Bug 46882 - Skipped several screens (I think) in text mode upgrade
Skipped several screens (I think) in text mode upgrade
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-01 15:35 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-02 12:16:16 EDT
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-07-01 15:35:16 EDT
This may be my fault.
Text mode upgrade (not with 'expert' though) from RH7.0+bits to fairfax.

Upgrade proceeded along lines I expected, then:
I got the swap size screen. Fine.
Then I got the bootloader configuration one.

"A few systems need.." explanation. Is this for
lilo or grub? Nothing indicated whether the upgrade
would move me to grub, so I didn't know what options
it was talking about at all. I had assumed it would
be lilo options because I've seen this screen before.

Pondered relative merits of "Okay" after leaving the
line blank (as I don't have any special options); or "Skip".
I think I made the wrong choice. I picked "Skip", thinking
it meant "Skip special boot options".

That led me to the next screen: "You have not installed a
bootloader" and "This is a bad idea" warnings. "Ok/Back".

I hit Back from here and met with "Bootloader configuration:
where do you want to put the bootloader?" But I had not seen
this screen at all before!

Then it asked me about "Any other partitions to boot?", I
said no, and it stopped asking any more questions and went
to check package dependencies. (See next bug)

After all this "have you got a bootloader at all?" and
saying "whoops, yes, please", it installed grub. It didn't
tell me that anywhere.
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-07-09 23:12:04 EDT
should be better in beta2

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