[kubuntu-devel] Criticism of the Kubuntu installer
jriddell at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 18 17:40:43 GMT 2010
On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:59:49PM +0100, Claus Appel wrote:
> 1. There is no progress bar when checking the install medium for
You mean at boot? Or in Ubiquity?
> 2. When choosing where to install, there are only two options: "Use
> entire disk" and "manual". Basically, there is a "complete n00b" and
> "expert" level, but no intermediate levels. I suggest adding one or
> more of the following:
> (a) A "replace existing Linux" option, like the Fedora installer has
> (in Fedoras 9-11, at least).
> (b) A "use unpartitioned space" option.
> (c) A "replace the following partitions with a default Linux
You will be given an option to install alongside existing partitions
if d-i thinks is can shrink the existing partitions, for whatever
reason it must have decided this wasn't possible in your case.
> 3. When I get to the end of the wizard, the "forward" button turns
> into an "install" button. When I press "back", the "install" button
> should change back to "forward", but no. It keeps saying "install"
> even though it actually acts as a "forward" button. This is a
Sounds like a bug, please report to launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity
> 4. If I go "back" to the part where I select where to install, it does
> not let me review the settings I chose last time. Instead, it forces
> me to start over.
> 5. When I am done selecting options and the installer is installing, I
> see a horde of progress bars that come and go. This is not very
> useful. It would be more useful to have an "overall installation"
> progress bar. (Even if it is very imprecise, it would be better than
It does try to only show one progress bar but maybe something
changed. You could report a bug, the Ubiquity team are pleasingly
good at their bug triage.
> 6. When installation is in progress, the background (behind the little
> message box and progress bar) turns white. White is a bad colour IMO,
> since it uses more energy and puts more strain on the eyes. I would
> prefer a black background.
This is also a bug, it should be set to the default wallpaper but that
changes each release and something wasn't updated, please report a bug
(And as noted, white screens are most efficient on LCDs.)
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