Fedora 26 Anaconda Installer Likely To Get Blivet-GUI
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 19 October 2016 at 11:26 AM EDT. 10 Comments
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The Anaconda installer is never done evolving... The Anaconda installer will be updated, again, with Fedora 26 but hopefully won't see the major fallout during one of its earlier reworks when it was in very bad shape. This time around they are just looking to add Blivet-GUI.

To complement Anaconda's existing storage configuration options, developers are looking at adding blivet-gui as an alternative option for storage configuration. Blivet-GUI, of course, being the relatively new Red Hat tool for storage management that's seen much progress over the past few years.

The existing storage options will remain in Anaconda while the proposal aims to provide this alternative workflow for interested users. Per the change Wiki page, "Unlike the current custom partitioning screen in Anaconda, which works in a top-down way (user specifies mountpoints and their properties), blivet-gui works with the bottom-up principle (user has full control to assemble the storage configuration from individual members). By integrating blivet-gui into anaconda we will make the bottom-up partitioning available to users during the installation. Blivet-gui is built on top of the blivet library, which is used by Anaconda for storage configuration, this makes the change very easy to implement and doesn't bring new code and dependecies into the installer other than a relatively small GUI package."
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