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

Elfy ub.untu at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 23 09:23:01 UTC 2013

On 23/11/13 08:47, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> Hi Elfy,
> 1. I'm responsible for starting the ball rolling - and I'm sorry about
> Ubuntu Qatar - I mistook it for Ubuntu Quality Assurance - in analogy to
> lubuntu-qa, and was confused by Ubuntu Quality, so I added both to be sure.

Understood - thought I would make note so that whoever it was knew :)
> 2. So you agree with Ali, that those failing with the desktop and
> alternate installers are only a few hopeless cases. You might be right,
> but there might also be several people who fail and never let us know
> about it. They just abandon linux and go back to Windows.
We'll never know of course. Not much we can do about that, however
> I have to admit that I misunderstand the wording in one of the auto
> install options.
> -----
> When the user intends to overwrite *Ubuntu in a dual boot system, the
> result can be to overwrite Windows or the whole drive.
> -----
> There is something in the English wording that I misunderstand, so I
> feel that the wording should really be improved. There should also be a
> red or black warning, that the drive will be overwritten, added to that
> rewording.

Then to me mind /this/ is the /bug/ and should be reported as such. I'd 
Me Too such a thing.

Nothing wrong with dealing with that.

I'm afraid I don't often read what ubiquity says and tend to press 
buttons on autopilot - when the button position changes THEN I'll get a 
problem ;)

> I think this is the problem oldfred points to, when he states that he
> never trusted any of the auto install options.
> Fortunately I am aware of risks, so I backup my data before editing
> partitions. But tough guys never backup their data, they do the work
> twice instead. To help or not to help [them], that is the question ;-)
> I will be prepared to file a bug report, but not until there is enough
> support for the issue. I don't want to get it marked as a 'wishlist' bug.
> Best regards
> Nio

Ubuntu Forum Council Member
Xubuntu QA Lead

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