On Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:41:09 -0400
Felix Miata <mrmazda(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
On 2014-07-12 21:30 (GMT-0400) Felix Miata composed:
> Via HTTP I just did my first Factory installation in several
> months. White on brown is ugly. Is there or will there be an option
> for an installation GUI theme more like the old, black text on
> light background, with visible borders, scrollers, and tabs where
Decision of opensuse team who prepare theming for yast is to base next
theme on SLE one prepared by SLE team. Yast team do not try to act as
designer ( you really do not want it ;)
Red on brown (in changes to partitioning) is
barely legible. Green
on brown on summary screen is virtually invisible. I can tell
something is there, but not what it says, and there is no popup to
explain whatever is hovered.
Opensuse theme is not done yet, I expect changes there.
> In expert partitioner, there are
"checkboxes" lacking boxes. I
> don't like that either. Once they are all unchecked, there is
> nothing to indicate boxes exist, much less where they are. This
> particular section has always puzzled me: "visible information on
> storage devices" for what (installation summary/storage settings)
I also expect that it is due to not complete theme for opensuse yast.
> When I open Fstab options after having selected volume label as the
> default mount by, why for a freshly formatted target / partition
> with volume label is UUID preselected instead of Volume Label?
Question for Arvin - added to CC.
Seeing parts of the content of the fullscreen
Partition /dev/sda16" spilling out from under that (apparently)
borderless brown void that is the Fstab options "window" is
theme, see above. I think it make sense to report all such issues and
assign to opensuse design team.
> In detailed software selection those itty bitty
things in left pane
> apparently representing checked boxes need to be much bigger to
> tell that's what they're supposed to be.
> Choice between no bootloader and Grub2 is very Fedora-ish, would
> cause all my installations to be much more complicated, since I
> have no need and thus no use for the overcomplicated monster (to be
> obsoleted in not too distant future by UEFI) that is Grub2. Since
> Grub remains available to select among packages, will it be
> possible to set it up from running the grub shell on tty2 before
> rebooting from the installer (I tried simply 'grub', which produces
> command not found from bash)? Towards the end it claimed to be
> installing boot manager even though Grub2 was tabooed, produced no
> error message. Neither did it leave a /boot/grub/menu.lst to be
> used as configfile from elsewhere, though it did produce a
> device.map. /etc/sysconfig/bootloader is too stripped to be useful.
> Trying to chainload it produced the invalid executable format
> message I'm used to seeing on installations containing no
> bootloader on /. I copied and edited menu.lst from 13.1 for now,
> and gfxboot and perl-Bootloader apparently work as always even
> though I had to manually configure Grub.
- GRUB support for yast installation is planned to drop. It is just
about yast, grub1 can be used as long as someone will maintain it.
Code for grub1 in yast-bootloader is quite complex and we want to
focus on one bootloader and do it really well, so it works for
everyone and if experts need, they can use alternatives. So we give
you freedom to use what you want and we expect that you give to us
same freedom to decide what we develop.
- GRUB2 won't be replaced by UEFI, GRUB2 support UEFI and also it
supports trusted boot
- grub is not available in inst-sys as it is quite size senzible place.
If you need to install it, then at the end of installation go to
console, chroot to /mnt and run grub from there.
- it prints that it write bootloader, but if you select no bootloader
it do nothing expect some initialization
- perl-bootloader do not strip its GRUB1 support and currently it is
Summer vacations, so allow us to have some free time ;)
I hope, I answer all your questions.
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