Bug 57339 - text-based fdisk UI confuses some
text-based fdisk UI confuses some
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-10 12:10 EST by Steve Bonneville
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:18 EST
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Description Steve Bonneville 2001-12-10 12:10:44 EST
Suggested installer enhancement.

In the classes I teach, the most common UI confusion for students while
doing a text-based install happens during disk partitioning.  If they
want to use fdisk to repartition the disk, they're presented with a ncurses
dialog which highlights their drive and has three buttons: "OK", "Edit", 
and "Cancel".  

At this point the mistake most of them make is to select "OK", which sends
them straight on to Disk Druid for mount point selection.  What they really
wanted was "Edit", to drop them to a fdisk prompt.  

The process probably needs to be clarified somehow.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2001-12-12 15:07:10 EST
Hmm... we should possibly consider going to using Next/Back as opposed to
OK/Back generally throughout the TUI install.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-03-26 12:29:55 EST
Deferring to future release.
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:18 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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