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Bug#825931: s390-netdevice virtio interface choice misleading

Hi Viktor,

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 04:14:39PM +0200, Viktor Mihajlovski wrote:
> if an installation is attempted on a system with a PCI network interface
> only, it is necessary to select virtio as network interface to continue
> with the installation. This works because the virtio choice is
> effectively a NOP and both PCI and virtio interfaces don't need
> additional configuration. But it's also confusing.
> I'd like to suggest to replace the 'virtio' choice with 'other' for a
> better user experience (see attached patch).
> This has of course an impact on existing preseed configurations with
> s390-netdevice/choose_networktype=virtio but in the long run it might be
> better to accept the migration pain than to live with a multitude of
> semantically equivalent choices (kvm, pci, ...).

one question: Is there ever a situation where regular Linux network interfaces
will be available while you'd need to also configure CTC/QETH/IUCV devices?
Is such a thing even possible?

If not could we simply skip that prompt if we see a regular one because then we
know it's VirtIO/PCI/other?

Kind regards and thanks
Philipp Kern

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