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Anaconda Storage UI Design

Mission Statement: To make it easier to find and identify the device(s) that you want to work with in anaconda, especially when there are large numbers of devices and/or types of devices present.



Screen Flows

Fedora 11 Anaconda Screenflow

Anaconda fedora11 screenflow.png

Inkscape SVG Source

Proposed Anaconda Screenflow

The graphic below is out-of-date and needs to be updated.


Inkscape SVG Source


These are draft 5, updated 12 September 2009.


Design Changes/Additions

  • the mockups are now organized into two separate paths
  • a status bar to indicate the total number of devices & space present in the UI vs. the selected number of devices & space has been added.
  • there are now icons to explain the 5 partition screens in the basic screen flow
  • boot device selection has been removed from the partition scheme screen. it was a small dropdown on that screen, now it is a full-blown screen.
  • new upgrade/install icons that are distro-agnostic / de-branded
  • RAID devices no longer use UNIX-style device names

Bug Fixes

  • upper-right-corner list filter boxes have been cleaned up (removed old unused items)
  • the capacity column was missing from several SAN-related screens. It has been added.
  • fixed more instances of the term "fiber" to read "fibre"
  • the term "bios raid" has been replaced with "firmware raid" (for UEFI consideration)
  • the term "product name" has been replaced with "model"
  • usage of the term "device" has been made consistent throughout the mockups. there are no more references to "drive"

Mockup Sources

All mockups are sourced in this one SVG file:

Mockups' Source SVG

There are two paths through the mockups. One is for using working with basic devices such as internal IDE/ATA drives, the other is for working with specialized devices such as SANs, Firmware RAID, etc.

Basic Path

Choose Installation Type

Anaconda basic installtype 5.png

Do you want to upgrade?

Anaconda basic upgradeornot 5.png

Select Device(s)

Anaconda basic devselect 5.png

Choose Partitioning Scheme

Anaconda basic partscheme 5.png

  • explain free space better - is it 'unpartitioned' ? 'free space' is ambiguous

Select Boot Device

Anaconda basic bootselect 5.png

Specialized Device Path

Choose Installation Type

Anaconda adv installtype 5.png

Do you want to upgrade?

Anaconda adv upgradeornot 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Local Devices Tab

Anaconda adv devselect-localtab 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Firmware RAID Devices Tab

Anaconda adv devselect-biosraid 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Multipath Tab - Unfiltered

Anaconda adv devselect-mpathtab1 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Multipath Tab - Interconnect Filter

Anaconda adv devselect-mpathtab2 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Multipath Tab - Vendor Filter

Anaconda adv devselect-mpathtab3 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Other SAN Tab

Anaconda adv devselect-othersan 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Search Tab (Port/Target/LUN)

Anaconda adv devselect-searchtab-ptl 5.png

Advanced Device Selection - Search Tab (WWID)

Anaconda adv devselect-searchtab-wwid 5.png

Select Boot Device

Anaconda adv bootselect 5.png

Mockup Archive

PDF Format

Wiki Format

Icon Work

Design Team ticket 63 concerns the updating of icons in Anaconda. Some icons may need to be redesigned/created also as part of this UI redesign effort. Some notes on this follow.

Install Type Icons

Right now we have install and upgrade. One idea proposed in UI feedback in that we have three install types:

  • clean install
  • multiboot install (don't overwrite other OSes)
  • upgrade

Here's some icons to demonstrate these:

Anaconda installtypes-iconsketches clean-multiboot-upgrade.png


Anaconda installtypes-iconsketches 5installoptions.png