suggested changes for install and live boot menus

Andre Robatino robatino at fedoraproject.org
Mon May 28 08:18:33 UTC 2012


Currently for F17, the main menu and troubleshooting submenu on the live images
is almost identical to those on install images - see the following screenshots:

http://robatino.fedorapeople.org/install_top_level_menu.png
http://robatino.fedorapeople.org/install_troubleshooting_submenu.png
http://robatino.fedorapeople.org/live_top_level_menu.png
http://robatino.fedorapeople.org/live_troubleshooting_submenu.png

On both installs and lives, the media check is in the Troubleshooting submenu. I
think it should be on the top level, as the media check should normally be done
in advance to *prevent* trouble, not in response to it (which is when most
people will be looking under the Troubleshooting menu). I think it would also
make sense for install images to make the media check item the default. For
lives, it's probably best to default to the non-media check item (since one
often just runs the live without installing from it). There are also some
unnecessary inconsistencies between the install and live menus. I propose (for
F18)

Install top level menu:

Install/upgrade Fedora 18
Test this media & install/upgrade Fedora 18 (default)
Troubleshooting

Install Troubleshooting submenu:

Install/upgrade Fedora 18 in basic graphics mode
Rescue a Fedora system
Run a memory test
Boot from local drive
Return to main menu

Live top level menu:

Start Fedora 18 (default)
Test this media & start Fedora 18
Troubleshooting

Live Troubleshooting submenu:

Start Fedora 18 in basic graphics mode
Run a memory test
Boot from local drive
Return to main menu



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