Install Fedora Button for LiveCD

Kamil Paral kparal at
Tue Apr 3 14:46:40 UTC 2012

> So, we decided for F16 that we don't want to add extensions like that
> to
> the shell that we ship on the live cd. It should be the default
> experience.

Can't be 100% default, because installer is a slightly different use case, isn't it.

> For the 'make installing obvious' problem, what we really want is to
> just autostart the installer. Unfortunately, the current live
> installer
> does not really work well for that...

If you try to close anaconda, it shuts down the whole machine. A lot of users could assume that they just can't use the livecd environment for standard work, to try it out. Also if you start an application fullscreen, it's not really obvious that don't have to use it. If you don't know Gnome Shell and don't click on the top bar, you won't even know you're in a livecd environment.

I think some adjustments are necessary.

I wonder, have you looked at Ubuntu? First of all, there are two separate menu items in the CD boot menu, "Try without installing" and "Install ubuntu". Second, if you don't choose any item, this is what you get after boot:

"Try Ubuntu" will run the default livecd environment, "Install Ubuntu" will run the installer in fullscreen mode. That seems like great usability solution to me.

Not that I would require the same for Fedora. It would be nice, yes, but my small button is definitely easier to implement and serves the purpose as well, I believe.

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