Possible new release criterion: installation boot menu

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jul 16 17:45:58 UTC 2010

Hey, folks. We had a somewhat contentious bug come up in the blocker
meeting this morning:


the graphical boot menu that should come up when you boot the installer
currently isn't. None of our existing Alpha, Beta or Final release
criteria deals with this kind of situation.

The simple approach here is to have a criterion which says that the
graphical bootloader menu must appear at boot, and make it Alpha. An
alternative approach would be two criteria:

Alpha: when booting a traditional installer image, the boot sequence
should be such that the system boots into the installer (after a
reasonable timeout for any optional user input, if appropriate) without
the need for any user input.

Beta: the graphical boot menu must appear as intended.

What does everyone think would be best here? One of the above, or some
other option? Thanks!
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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