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RFC: changing the basic / advanced storage selection screen (F-14)



Hi All,

Currently even when basic storage gets selected we are
asking the users which disks to use twice, once in the filter ui
and once more in when selecting which disks should be considered
for clearing by the autopartition code.

This is confusing users, leading to a number of bz tickets sofar.
One often seen problem is user has sda and sdb, wants to install
to sdb, only select sdb in filter UI, so sda gets filtered out,
this results in sda also not being seen for bootloader installation
and the install never booting (as sda is the disk the system boots
from).

As discussed before I would like to change this for F-14 by
making the basic storage path skip the filter UI (iow make things
work like they worked in F-12 for the basic path).

This also involves making changes to the basic / advanced storage
selection screen, to make clear that if the user wants to filter
out certain LUNs (disks) in case he is using for example a SAN,
he must choose advanced.

Below is the current screen, and a proposed new screen:

Current:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|                                                                           |
|          What type of devices will your installation involve?             |
|                                                                           |
|          * Basic Storage Devices                                          |
|                                                                           |
|            Installs or upgrades to typical types of storage devices.      |
|            If you're not sure which option is right for you, this is      |
|            probably it.                                                   |
|                                                                           |
|          * Specialized Storage Devices                                    |
|                                                                           |
|            Installs or upgrades to devices such as Storage Area Networks  |
|            (SANs) or mainframe attached disks (DASD), usually in an       |
|            enterprise environment                                         |
|                                                                           |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

New:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|                                                                           |
|          What type of devices will your installation involve?             |
|                                                                           |
|          * Basic Storage Devices                                          |
|                                                                           |
|            Installs or upgrades to typical types of storage devices.      |
|            If you're not sure which option is right for you, this is      |
|            probably it.                                                   |
|                                                                           |
|          * Specialized Storage Devices                                    |
|                                                                           |
|            Installs or upgrades to devices such as Storage Area Networks  |
|            (SANs). This option will allow you to add FCoE / iSCSI / zFCP  |
|            disks and to filter out LUNs the installer should ignore.      |
|                                                                           |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note that only the text below "Specialized Storage Devices" is changed.

So what do you think of the new text ? Your input is much appreciated!

Thanks & Regards,

Hans


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