Installation Video Mode
If you need to make screenshots of the installation it is useful to
influence their size. You could press
F3 in the boot menu and choose
from a menu, but that is not well suited for scripts such as openQA.
The installer now obeys an option from the boot command line:
xvideo=[WIDTHxHEIGHT][,DPI] xvideo=1024x768 xvideo=1024x768,100 xvideo=,100
(Available in yast2-installation-3.1.195 + yast2-x11-3.1.5. bsc#974821)
How to Install with a Self-Signed Certificate
You can now install from a repository served with HTTPS that has a
self-signed certificate. Use a
ssl_certs=0 boot option.
(Available in yast2-packager-3.1.104. bsc#982727)
Installation: Local SMT Servers are Pre-filled
Last sprint (S#20) we improved the registration UI. Now we’ve made one more improvement: pre-filling the Register System via local SMT Server field.
Before, the widget was a single text field and a little helpful
smt.example.com was always shown (no matter what your actual domain
Now, if your local SMT servers are advertised via SLP they
will be offered as choices. (Here
acme.com stands for your domain)
(Available in yast2-registration-3.1.176, bsc#981633.)
New Storage: ISO
We have started building an installation ISO image with the new storage library. The first build contains all the pieces but they don’t work together yet.
New Storage: Boot Scenarios
We have documented the supported scenarios regarding booting in the new storage layer.
(Tooling note: We made this with a Markdown formatter for RSpec invoked like this.)
Network Settings are Less Eager to Restart
If you opened Network Settings to review something, made no changes, and closed the dialog with OK, the network would be restarted. That may be undesirable if you have an Important Application running. We originally thought that everyone would close the dialog with Cancel, but we were proven wrong.
Now the module properly checks whether you have made changes to the settings, and omits the restart if appropriate.
(Available in yast2-network-3.1.155. FATE#318787)
Network in AutoYaST
Due to a problem in the AutoYaST version shipped with SLE 12 SP1 and
openSUSE Leap 42.1, the network configuration used during the first
stage was always copied to the installed system regardless the value of
Upcoming SLE 12 SP2 and Leap 42.2 behaves as expected and
keep_install_network will be set to
true by default.
(Available in yast2-network-3.1.157 + autoyast2-3.1.133. Fixes bsc#984146.)