- 1 Syslinux Proposal #1: Syslinux opt-in (by mizmo)
- 2 Fedora Installer redesign (Proposal by Luya)
Syslinux Proposal #1: Syslinux opt-in (by mizmo)
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.
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.
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.
Mockups for this proposal
A BIOS-like screen.
It's a BIOS-like screen, but prettier.
Includes a countdown timer (if the time runs out, install proceeds.)
Most users will see something like this
If we agree most users won't need the options syslinux provides.
Users who want more options will see this
Prototype for this proposal
Fedora Installer redesign (Proposal by Luya)
It is my first time exploring the world of UI (User Interface) for Fedora Installed also called Ananconda. The goal is to bring elegance and simplicity to new users while providing advanced option to more experienced users.
First screen mockups
Initial mockup of GRUB screen of the installer.