Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 866636
Anaconda configuration option failures
Last modified: 2012-10-15 16:03:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda fails to offer the ability to check available hardware devices to verify if they are recognized, configured properly and working. Network was not offered on upgrade, and sound devices were never tested.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run 17 network install
2.Use upgrade option
Options not available
Should be able to check and configure
It is not the installer's job to test your hardware for you, and networking is not necessarily needed to be brought up on updates - especially if you used preupgrade to do this.
I don't know what preupgrade is, but I do know this; during the regular installation routine, the user is given an option for configuring the network. Further, it should be the responsibility of the installer software to make sure that the hardware is there. Else, why install things like media players, usb drivers, or cd software. Since there is no hardware configuration options given later, this is absolutely required for an OS to work correctly.