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Installer - the weakest point of Fedora/Korora [closed]

asked 2016-08-19 02:53:43 -0600

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I was asked at Korora forum to report the issue over here. Here you go then:

Korora is an awesome distro, whatever I need is in there, it has a beautiful UI. The installer is a weak point of this distro. No matter what is the partitions order on the disk, installer doesn't see them unless the disk is built in computer not the external one by USB as in my case. I made some changes on my built in disk and installation appeared to be not a problem, regardless the partitions order and the number of them on the disk. BTW - There is no info at all where the installer writes the grub, you have to have faith that it won't go wrong... One odd thing - Korora got installed smoothly but finally - didn't manage to built booting enviroment/grub on its own (!), I had to use the grub customizer from another distro to get it done correctly. C'mon! - Installer, not AGAIN! And Korora itself now is obedient to that grub, without complains. I wonder how many users are kept away from Fedora and Korora due to that installer. DistroWatch rank is trying to communicate something, maybe?

Same thing for Fedora installer.

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant by davidva
close date 2016-08-19 18:46:41.970704



Haha, funny post. I am personally not interested in Korora, or its installer, nor have I ever installed it but let's assume the installer is the same as Fedora - called Anaconda.

It's not true that there is no info if and where Grub is installed. You can display that information and also modify it.

In my opinion, it's the best installer that GNU Linux has to offer.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-08-19 09:24:49 -0600 )edit

I don't have anything against Korora, but "c'mon!", if you want to get help about Fedora then install Fedora first and if you find some trouble come back here again and we will be pleased to help you.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2016-08-19 16:20:54 -0600 )edit

Well, I remember a similar question, then I show again two videos for you..

Create a booteable usb device to Install Fedora 24

How to install Fedora 24

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-08-19 18:52:57 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-08-19 14:12:54 -0600

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I have not had any problems with the Fedora installer. It will install fine to an external USB drive as long as it's not the one you are running the installer from. On the "Installation Destination" screen, at the bottom left there is a button (that looks like a hyperlink) called "Full disk summary and boot loader". If you click that, you get a window where you can see where the boot loader will be installed and you can change it.

If you have an actual problem with the installer, file a bug at

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