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= Syslinux Proposal #1: Syslinux opt-in =  
= Whiteboards =
Syslinux serves one main purpose during the Fedora install process: give users the opportunity to change some options in the case of a problematic install. E.g., install didn't succeed, try again with basic video mode, or do a memory test to make sure it's not your hardware, or pass some additional commands/arguments into the process to try to work around bugs/issues.
* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Syslinux | Syslinux whiteboard]]
* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Anaconda Visual Design | Anaconda Visual Design Whiteboard]]
Ideally, we'd want all installations to just work, not requiring any hacks or workarounds - in that perfect world we wouldn't really have a need for syslinux during the install process. So we'd like to not need it. Let's be optimistic and say 90% of installs are successful without workarounds. That means that to 90% of users, the additional options & controls that syslinux provides are not needed.
* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Anaconda Storage Reinit | Anaconda Storage Re-initialization Whiteboard]]
* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Sudo By Default | Anaconda sudo-by-default Whiteboard]]
In this proposal, then, we assume ~90% of users have no need for the syslinux controls and simply treat syslinux as if it was another BIOS screen.
* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Anaconda Location | Location in Anaconda Whiteboard]]
== Mockups for this proposal ==
=== Plain ===
A BIOS-like screen.
[[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-plains.svg | Download SVG source]]
=== Gradient Stripes ===
It's a BIOS-like screen, but prettier.
[[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-gradstripes.svg | Download SVG source]]
=== Interrupt ===
Includes a countdown timer (if the time runs out, install proceeds.)
[[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt.svg | Download SVG source]]

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