Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 862238
impossible to adjust user settings after installation has finished
Last modified: 2012-10-23 10:20:19 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda now presents a new "User Settings" form displayed during the installation. Currently you can set root password there (maybe displayed just for minimal installations, I don't know). The problem is that you can use that only _during_ installation, but not after the installation has finished.
This was my use case:
1. hit Begin to start the installation
2. go for coffee
3. return back, see the installation has finished
4. try to use "user settings" form to set root password -> impossible, the option is disabled
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Proposing as Final blocker. I don't know which options will end up on User Settings screen (currently just root password), but the user simply can't use them if he/she is not fast enough and do it during the installation. Which is often not the case, see the coffee break example.
This is simply not a bug. "Start installation" is not a fire and forget button. You can immediatelly start configuring stuff and then go for coffee break.
Moreover, anaconda will wait if any mandatory configuration was not finished. The rest you can finish in firstboot.
To prevent this, we marked root password spoke as mandatory again for the F18. But we count on the new firstboot to make this bug totally void for F19.
> Moreover, anaconda will wait if any mandatory configuration was not finished.
This is what I asked for. So, FIXED instead of NOTABUG.
Care to share the anaconda version in which this was fixed?
*** Bug 863744 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
>> Moreover, anaconda will wait if any mandatory configuration was not finished.
> This is what I asked for. So, FIXED instead of NOTABUG.
> Care to share the anaconda version in which this was fixed?
This behaviour has been there since the progress hub functionality was introduced.
The only change is making the Root password mandatory again. Without it anaconda saw no unfinished mandatory spoke and continued with writing the configuration.
Perfect, verified for anaconda 18.16, Beta TC4.
Verified and stable, closing.