Bug 483147 - use of F12 in text installer is inconsistent
use of F12 in text installer is inconsistent
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Gracik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: AnacondaUI
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Reported: 2009-01-29 15:49 EST by Jeff Bastian
Modified: 2013-07-04 08:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:10:13 EDT
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Description Jeff Bastian 2009-01-29 15:49:45 EST
Description of problem:
I'm helping with the "Anaconda text-mode simplification" test day.

I noticed that the use of F12 to go forward is inconsistent.  Sometimes it goes backwards, sometimes it goes forward with weird settings.

1. Start VNC   or   Use text mode
   If you hit F12, it starts VNC, even if 'Use text mode' is highlighted.
   You must tab or arrow to 'Use text mode' and hit ENTER to proceed with
   text mode.

2. If using a brand new blank disk, anaconda asks to initialize the disk.
   If you hit F12, I believe it picks No for you (so it does not init the
   disk) and later there are no disks available to install onto.  You must
   tab or arrow to Yes and hit ENTER for it to initialize the disk.

3. Pick a weak password for root and it pops a warning that it's weak.
   F12 takes you back to enter a new password regardless of what's selected.
   Again, you have to tab or arrow to Yes and hit ENTER to continue with
   the weak password.

4. On the 'Writing partition to disk' screen, F12 goes back.  You have to
   tab or arrow to 'Write changes to disk' and hit ENTER to proceed.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to use F12 to proceed through text installation
Actual results:
Sometimes it goes backwards, others it proceeds with unclear choice.

Expected results:
Always go forward using the option that's highlighted

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andy Lindeberg 2009-02-12 11:53:39 EST
I tested this, and you're correct, with some additions:

Media check - F12 causes you to select to test your media even when you've highlighted 'Skip'. Once the disc is finished being checked, F12 won't select Continue.

Warning - F12 acts like you want Exit instead of Install Anyway.

Root password: F12 only goes forward, not back.

Partitioning: F12 again only goes forward.

I can't get any farther through the install at the moment because of an issue with the mirrors, but this is definitely irregular.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 06:58:17 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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