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Bug 160942 - Change install options under installaion
Summary: Change install options under installaion
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-19 00:39 UTC by Amadeus
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-06-20 18:09:27 UTC

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Description Amadeus 2005-06-19 00:39:09 UTC
Description of problem:

According to Bug# 160941 did I run into problems installing using FTP. The
result was, that I had to reboot, and start all over from another source.

This is a shame, as the user have to redo the package selection etc. again.

Suggestion to solution:
When an install error occurres (no matter installation method) the options
should be:

* Change installation method to CD's.
* Change installation method to another FTP server.
* Change installation method to another HTTP server.
* Change installation method to another NFS location.
* Skip this package, and log it to /root/failed-to-install.log
* Reboot

This ensures that an installation will always be a success, nomatter if the CD's
are damaged or an FTP error occurred.

I think this will send a message of professionalism that an Fedora install will
always be completed.

Having Retry and Reboot as the only options for recovery seams a bit stone age.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-06-20 18:09:27 UTC
Skipping packages is not a reasonable option; it's highly likely to leave you
with a system that will be broken in some way.

Although changing install methods sounds like a win, given the architecture of
anaconda and some of the assumptions we make depending on install type, it's not
really feasible at this point.

Comment 2 Amadeus 2005-06-21 17:11:34 UTC
Could the bug stay open, incase someone sees it, and starts making the changes
to anaconda so changing install method is possible?

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