Graphical Installer & bootloader

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Apr 14 13:29:56 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 01:54:21PM +0700, Ming wrote:
> Perhaps the ubuntu developers might want to consider using a graphical
> installer & bootloader in the next release (hardy). I'm currently
> using ubuntu studio gutsy, and I think the gnome desktop is great ;)
> my notebook's LCD is well recognized at 1280x800. So I think it's a
> bit ironic that it still use text-based installer & boot loader.

We do have a graphical installer, just not for Ubuntu Studio at present
(and judging by Luke's reply there's not a lot of interest there; since
Ubuntu Studio allows for several different configurations it's tricky to
accommodate it within the simple graphical installer).

The main problem with a graphical grub is that it just doesn't work on
as many machines! Doing any kind of sophisticated graphics in early real
mode is tricky to get right. We've tried this in the past; no doubt we
will try it again in the future.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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