Fedora 13 RC #2 testing open - Installing to Multi Boot Systems

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon May 10 12:17:35 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 15:29 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 05/10/2010 09:30 AM, Robert C. Lightfoot wrote:
> > I raised this point with Alpha and again with Beta, but it's either been 
> > decided against, ignored or I've failed to state myself clearly.  The 
> > most recent F13.RC2 install when used on a multi-boot Fedora/Windows 
> > machine setup a grub which had Fedora as default and delay at zero (0).  
> > This meant to access Windows I had to edit grub from Fedora to change 
> > the delay to reach windows.
> >
> > If we are trying to reach and convert Windows users, then when Fedora 
> > Installer does a multi-boot install the default needs to allow a small 
> > amount of time to choose the OS and not set the timeout to 0.
> >   
> This was already the case.  If it doesn't happen anymore, then it is a
> regression.  Have you filed a bug report?  Have you marked it as a
> blocker?  Otherwise, it might be ignored.

There's definitely not been a blocker bug for it, but thinking about it,
I can confirm the problem - when I installed F13 on this machine it had
Windows XP on it, and F13 correctly set up a bootloader config with an
entry for loading XP, but set the timeout to 0 :/. I just never really
thought about it and realized it was something we really ought to fix
for final.

At this point we're _probably_ just going to be documenting it, I'm
afraid. If not, we certainly have to slip the release a week. If you'd
like to argue for the slip to fix this bug, or at least have it formally
discussed, please file a bug on this - specifically on the multiboot
case, if you open it just against the overall default to 0 it'll
probably get closed quite fast :) - and mark it as blocking F13Blocker.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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