[Bug 31126] Re: Kernel panic after installation of linux-386 [Dapper]

Erich Pawlik ep at erichpawlik.de
Tue Apr 4 20:09:49 UTC 2006

I don't think that aborting the installation is a robust behavior - it is simple to program, but robustness to my opinion is not a question of programming simplicity, but of ease of use. If a kernel update fails, a lot of people with not few technical skills (the Ubuntu target group I guess) will be out in the dark and don't know where to proceed from there. In addition, aborting a program is only simple it you accept to leave your garbage lying around all over the place. Again not very appropriate for the target group.

On the other hand, I agree that this error is very unlikely to happen to somebody else. The usual suspects such as Google and the Ubuntu forums didn't help.So, aborting will not hurt a lot of people. I am not very pleased that a lot of kernels are lying around, but can deal with this manually.
Kernel panic after installation of linux-386 [Dapper]

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