More banging my head against the brick wall with Anaconda.
I feel so much better since I found out that Anaconda's
is not just a perverse side-effect of trying to install 14.07xfce on an exceedingly uncooperative tablet,
but is also a complete and utter
when you try it on a Laptop (Asus A45a).
The problem is not that it fails but that there is no feedback when you click on any action buttons.
It does proceed, but at its own pace and giving feedback maybe on a different window than you are looking at.
Use <ALT><TAB> to see how this works.
It is as if the GUI for Anaconda is
seriously disconnected somewhere.
I see the reasoning behind the change to Anaconda, in principle it should be a great installer.
Just not yet, is all. and probably not for a while yet anyway.
It obviously needs work to fit in with the Sabayon user needs, (BOOTLOADER options -Please !-)
which differ substantially from the RedHat kinds of users who have more standardized platforms,
To escape the LVM default choice,
just keep hammering away on the LVM button using spacebar, right-click leftclick and left-right keys
interspersed with clicking <ALT><TAB> until it starts changing.
wait a few seconds between each click and give Anaconda time to digest your clicks,
eventually it will respond but it will probably need more than a few <ALT><TAB>s to get there.
BTW, I have not tried the BTRFS yet, maybe it is a way forward.
is most certainly a borked choice for a default,
just try finding any good tools to deal with fixing LVM/ shrinking LVM/ revising LVM:
- there are -None- in existence.
There are half-hearted attempts to deal with it but they all fall short of being reliable.
I finally used a mashup of tools to fix my latest borked LVM and will eventually look at BTRFS.
I am done with LVM, it is not made for safely "just getting things done",
as when it fails it takes everything with it including all your static data files.
Once you click the [DONE} button you may need to wait awhile during the time Anaconda
decides whether to issue a [WARNING] or an [ERROR] message, or maybe enable the [INSTALL] button.
just keep in mind it moves at its own pace and just because there is no feedback indication
does not mean it is time to proceed or back up and revise your choices.
Lots of coffee helps, pass the time while the installer gets past your partitioning choices.
If, as happened to me far too many times during my experimentation,
you get a dreaded <unknown error> failure, make a note of where it occurs. - copying files, installing, configuring, later ?
It may be something that falls out after all the software is installed and is a simple bootloader error,
which you can fix later. (You can read the failure details which may shed some light on what exit ramp it took)
This is particularly so if the system uses EFI,
where maybe all you need to do is pop in the EFI partition with the right stuff.
- Rod is an EFI deity
who knows everything there is to know about EFI, he seriously has his stuff together.
Oh, and BTW,
is doable if you submit yourself to the agonies of custom partitioning
(warning - learning curve of sorts, not very intuitive semantics involved either (See AdamW's complaints on RedHat)
Just do a custom partition with a root partition, a boot partition and an EFI if you need it and just skip making Swap.
When you finish you will eventually see a <WARNING> across the bottom but [INSTALL] is enabled.
Be warned, though - if you fall for the <warning> and go back to look at it you will probably end up
doing everything from scratch again unless you get lucky on where you click afterwards.