On Jan 3, 2013, at 5:52 PM, Pete Travis <me(a)petetravis.com> wrote:
> I saw and replied to that thread a while ago; it contains no work arounds or
alternatives to what will be the Fedora 18 boot loader options: all or none, also known as
wipe out existing boot loader, or have an unbootable system.
> I have no doubt this will be seen as a major regression (one I agree with, but I
think how people should connect the dots ought to be documented). I think work arounds
should be documented, other than telling people to use kickstart.
> Chris Murphy
Okay, I'm game for improvement. We can put in a dedicated note to establish grub
There's a list of things anaconda can't or won't do that might be fitting in
the release notes. I've been deliberately vague in this beat on such things because I
want readers to get a positive impression of newUI and a bunch of negatives makes that
harder. Not impossible, though; I like the new anaconda.
I wouldn't so much characterize it as a negative, as much as it's in
conforming with upstream recommendations (or maybe upstream best practices).
Interestingly, kickstart-configurator appears to have the oldui install boot loader to a
partition option. I don't know if that means it's "supported"; and also
if it makes sense to punt and document merely the --force flag to use block lists like
kickstart and prior anacondas? It's certainly easier to document, although with a
retort from GRUB2 that block lists aren't recommended.
And then perhaps change this for F19, by going with documenting the more stable and
recommended approaches (using configfile, multiboot, or kernel).