[Lubuntu-qa] People do not understand the desktop installer

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 06:55:46 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

> It happened again :-(
> See this link
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1769482&page=79&p=12855281#post12855281
> and oldfred's reply in the following post.
> -----
> "I have never trusted any of the auto install options. Generally they
> seem to work, but often then when things start to go wrong, they just
> snowball.
> I find that Something else or manual install has always worked, but then
> you have to know more than most new users. You have to manually
> partition, choose partitions format like ext4 and mount like / (root).
> Only users that have previously installed or know about partitions could
> do that.
> I also find it safer to have Windows on one drive and Linux on other
> drives, but many users today have laptops, so they do not have that
> option unless they use an external drive. "
> -----
> I think this another way of describing the problem. There are not enough
> warnings in the desktop and alternate installers. And it should be easy
> to fix it.
> Best regards
> Nio

If anyone is interested, I am ready to chair a session (Google Hangout) to
discuss and do a brainstorming about this.

I still believe Ubiquity is not broken despite some bugs and to be fair, it
is not always the users' fault but maybe our fault too for not providing
clear and enough explanation? but then again, whenever I think about it, I
ended up to find out that most of those users are NOT actually 'reading'
because they are still dealing with Linux as it is just a Windows a like
system that whatever worked for them in Windows, might also work with Linux
- click click, next next, ok ok, cancel cancel, etc without reading - and
as all of you know, Linux is not Windows :)

We DO need to, not only spread the word of Linux/Ubuntu (and its flavours)
but to ALSO explain how to use that in the best and correct way.

Newcomers may not be interested in 'reading' so why not give them something
interested to watch for example?

I think we have discussed all the options in the past. IMHO, if anyone
really wants to end this discussion once and for all, I'd recommend to have
a meeting or brainstorming session to finish this because IMHO, it is a
waste of time to talk about it every now and then :) either to sit, talk
and reach to an agreement or roadmap of what we can do and what we can't do
or simply keep everything as it is a move forward and I'd choose the first
option :)

Thank you!

Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
Best Regards,
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