New feature specifications: install without configuring the BIOS
mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 17 19:30:36 BST 2006
On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 03:14:42AM -0400, t u wrote:
> Peter Garrett wrote:
> > On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 16:24:44 +1300
> > Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com> wrote:
> >> On Oct 6, 2006, at 6:34 AM, David Balazic wrote:
> >> Some measurable percentage of them will, and then they'll get confused.
> >> They thought this CD would let them try Ubuntu *without* nuking their
> >> Windows installation, but apparently it doesn't.
> > Indeed - remember that for many WIndows users "install" means "make this
> > program usable for me *in Windows* " - they may have no concept of what an
> > operating system actually is, and then get very upset when the "Install"
> > button does something they were not expecting at all.
> I am imagining a portable qemu on a CD: portable ubuntu (like portable
> firefox) from inside Windows. I'm just imagining.
This would be quite possible to implement, but we've never bothered with it
because it's also incredibly slow (CD + hardware emulation = very poor
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