Bug 601707 - No customization option during install
Summary: No customization option during install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-08 13:48 UTC by John Aldrich
Modified: 2010-06-08 14:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-08 14:08:47 UTC

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Description John Aldrich 2010-06-08 13:48:00 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
Dunno. This is the only system I've tried it on.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Burn DVD
2.Boot DVD on an existing install
3.select "upgrade existing install" at DVD boot
Actual results:
Once existing drives are selected, install begins w/o confirmation or customization of packages or partitions

Expected results:
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.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-06-08 14:08:47 UTC
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.

Comment 2 John Aldrich 2010-06-08 14:24:13 UTC
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.

Comment 4 John Aldrich 2010-06-08 14:52:59 UTC
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."

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