Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75385
Suggested wording and functionality for installer
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:18 EDT
Description of Problem:
I'd like to make a suggestion about some of the functionality of the
There is a screen in which the user is asked whether they want to select
GRUB (default) or LILO. In that screen, dual-booters might not see that
there is an obvious choice of where to place the bootloader -- they've got
to go to the "advanced" section. I think it's a mistake to hide this
option, and calling it "advanced" might cause dual-booters to overlook the
option, because many newbies who might be trying out the system would, of
course, never think of themselves as advanced users.
I suggest a widget that clearly places the option of where to place the
bootloader in the same screen as the selection of the bootloader itself.
(In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea to force the user to choose where to
place the bootloader. At least, that way, they'd see it.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda; GUI installation...
Steps to Reproduce:
No, the only case where you really need to change from installing the boot
loader to the MBR is if you're using a third-party boot manager. Dual-boot
works just fine with grub on the mbr for all versions of Windows.