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DVD Install Walkthrough

Note this does not include the time required to download the ISO (1.5 hours here) and burn the ISO to a DVD (10 minutes), nor setting the computer to boot from DVD.

Total elapsed time, including media check, was 45 minutes.


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Pick Ïnstall a new system or upgrade an existing system" from the syslinux menu.

  • basic video driver - why would I use this?
  • rescue installed system - okay, this is sensical, although I wouldnt think to use an install DVD for this
  • boot from local drive - better wording?
  • memory test - why is this here?

Ugly Black Screen

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  • vmlinuz... blah blah.... initrd.img.... blah blah
  • do people need to see this? :(

Media check

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  • Do you want to go ahead, or do you want to test your media?

Media check - are you sure?

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  • Do you really want to media test, or eject? This screen seems a little nonsensical in this order.

Media check - progress bar

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Media check successful

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  • Just an OK button, nothing else you can do
  • The DVD pops out, which is an annoyance as you have to insert it back in

Running anaconda...

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Seems to be a conversion between ncurses mode to graphical mode.

Anaconda Splash

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Language Selection

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Keyboard Selection

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Basic or Specialized Storage Devices

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Cant upgrade

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Time zone

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Root password

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Install pattern

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Partitioning - Scary Notice

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Boot loader

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Customize Repos

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Customize Packages

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Installation Starting

This actually took a good 5 minutes or so.

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Actual Installation

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Post Installation box

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Not really sure what the point of this thing is.


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Firstboot splash

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  • waste of space, let's cut to the chase.

License Information

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  • does this have to be here? nobody is going to read this.

Create User

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  • Username
  • Full name
  • password
  • Password check
  • NIS / authconfig-gtk
  • create-user
  • ask for my human name first. suggest a username based on that and let me edit it.
  • password check is a nice affordance
  • network login language is confusing. talk more about what envs this is useful for. maybe hide behind advanced.
  • weird window management issues with advanced dialog
  • add new use window from user manager aligns to the top left of the screen - seems weird

Date and Time

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  • controls are so small!
  • current date and time doesn't stand out. is this according to the computer or what? am i looking to fix this?
  • why wouldn't i want to synchronize with the network?
  • advanced options for date and time make absolutely no sense to me. why? why?

Hardware Profile

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  • ugly and huge. don't show it all, hide the full profile behind something and make the accept/deny buttons much more clear.

Log in

That's it. Although very difficult to change your Real Name post-install.