Adding mention of Sudo in installer

Christoph Georgi christoph.georgi at
Thu Apr 14 22:04:56 CDT 2005

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 06:42:07PM -0700, Corey Burger wrote:
> Feel free to suggest a text change, but our experience is that people do not
> read the dialogs, especially if they know what to expect.  As soon as the
> user realizes that they are being prompted for their password, they stop
> reading and enter it.

In that case just add a window after the user enter his password that 
asks for a root password (read on...):

|                                                   |
| ROOT PASSWORD                                     |
| The root account is disabled by default in Ubuntu |
| instead sudo is used.                             |
|                                                   |
| Please do not enter a root password here, leave   |
| it blank (or something like that):                |
|                                                   |
| +-----------------------------------------------+ |
| | <input field>                                 | |
| +-----------------------------------------------+ |
//                                                  //
|                                                   |

Those, who do not read the text, will by instinct just enter a password 
and hit 'enter'. As '<input field> != null' a message pops up saying

'The root account is disabled by default in Ubuntu, instead sudo is used 

As this appears to be an error message, even the expert user will in 
most cases read it :) and the installation proceeds (or you go back to 
the 'root password' screen to check, whether they got it or not).

If a user did read the instruction and hence leaves the <input field> 
blank, he proceeds without any hassle..

This should teach some people a lesson :)



Christoph Georgi
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