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= Syslinux Proposal #1: Syslinux opt-in =  
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= 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.
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* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Syslinux | Syslinux whiteboard]]
 
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* [[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.
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* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Anaconda Storage Reinit | Anaconda Storage Re-initialization Whiteboard]]
 
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* [[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.
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* [[Anaconda/UX Redesign/Anaconda Location | Location in Anaconda Whiteboard]]
 
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== Mockups for this proposal ==
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=== Plain ===
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A BIOS-like screen.
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[[Image:installux-syslinux-prop1-plain.png]]
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[[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-plains.svg | Download SVG source]]
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=== Gradient Stripes ===
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It's a BIOS-like screen, but prettier.
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[[Image:installux-syslinux-prop1-gradstripes.png]]
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[[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-gradstripes.svg | Download SVG source]]
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=== Interrupt ===
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Includes a countdown timer (if the time runs out, install proceeds.)
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[[Image:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt_animated.gif]]
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[[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt_animated.xcf.gz | Download XCF.GZ (Gimp) source]]
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==== Static Mockups ====
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* [[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt.png | Default view]] [[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt.svg | Download SVG source]]
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* [[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt2.png | Full menu view]] [[Media:installux-syslinux-prop1-interrupt2.svg | Download SVG source]]
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Latest revision as of 22:08, 9 December 2010

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