[Ambassadors] Formal request for approval of the multi-desktop DVD (Re: Board meeting recap, 2010 10-18)

Brandon Lozza brandon at pwnage.ca
Thu Oct 21 13:35:29 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Christoph Wickert
<christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 21.10.2010, 21:22 +1100 schrieb Christopher Hawker:
>> Hello All,
>> For the boot menu, would it not be more simple to have something like
>> * Boot Fedora Live
>> * Install Fedora KDE
>> * Install Fedora LXDE
>> * Install Fedora XFCE
> s/Install/Boot
>> * Verify media
Hi, i'm new here and I wanted to share some of my ideas.

It's perfectly valid to want to both verify, live boot and install all
the alternative desktops. Not everyone wants to use Gnome. It should
also be clearly labeled as such because "Live" by itself is
meaningless. Also, stating Fedora  a bunch of times is redundant. I
suggest the following for the boot menu:

Boot Fedora Desktop Live
Boot Fedora KDE Live
Boot Fedora LXDE Live
Boot Fedora XFCE Live

Install Fedora Desktop
Install Fedora KDE
Install Fedora LXDE
Install Fedora XFCE

Verify.... etc (list each)

A user who has a copy of a multi spin disk shouldn't be surprised that
their boot menu has a lot of options. We can't leave them off without
reducing functionality and this disk shouldn't have less functionality
than each of the individual LiveCDs.

Also Is there any possibility of using sub menus in grub? Such that
you only see a few options and when you select KDE for example, it
asks if you want to Boot, Install or Verify the image?

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