Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 601707
No customization option during install
Last modified: 2010-06-08 10:52:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Downloaded and burned the F13 DVD. This morning I went to do an upgrade of my F12 system and it got as far as selecting what drives I want to mount and where I want to install the boot loader. Then it went straight into installing packages without offering to customize the partitions or packages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Dunno. This is the only system I've tried it on.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Boot DVD on an existing install
3.select "upgrade existing install" at DVD boot
Once existing drives are selected, install begins w/o confirmation or customization of packages or partitions
Anaconda should ask you to select packages and partitions.
Additional info: My system has a mix of PATA and SATA. I'm trying to install onto the SATA drive.
Upgrades do not offer the ability to customize partitions or packages. An upgrade is a simple package upgrade of what you've already got installed to the latest versions in the released product. This is working as intended.
Perhaps someone should have Anaconda put up a notification to that effect, in order to prevent heart attacks? I mean, just a simple notification to the effect of "NOTICE: By selecting 'Upgrade an existing installation' you will not be able to select packages or customize your partitioning scheme. Continue y/n?" would do it.
So, Chris, you expect the hobby user to actually *read* the documentation before upgrading? Get real. :-) Seriously. How hard would it be to put a sanity warning into Anaconda on an upgrade, especially when upgrading from DVD/CD. All I'm asking for is a little "anti-heart-attack insurance."