[ubuntu-uk] New screencast on installing updates

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Nov 10 08:53:09 GMT 2006

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 09:11:47PM +0000, alan c wrote:
>> agreed yes, an da topic I discuss with real newcomers is about the
>> wonders of installation and partitions. There are many different
>> circumstances, and each can be handled with some text and some screen
>> shots. Install is the biggest anxiety (risk) thta a windrone faces -
>> they may only have the one machine at that time.
> Yeah, I am thinking of doing one on installation using the alternate cd rather than the live 
> one. Simply because the alternate one has so many more options that people might need whereas 
> the live installer is pretty basic and not fun to watch.

this is ok if the newcomer has a basic single hd etc. If they have
two, or have any other complication, they will use the manual option
on the Desktop CD (I always do this now) and the gparted, including
Commit, and mount and partition choices, including which needs to be
formatted. Some of this is not intuitive to the early user - it was
not to me  - partly because the display puts mounts to the left and
partitions to the right, and to my uninformed thinking, the choice of
partitions comes first, then a decision about where to mount happens.
This really confused me at first and I am not a complete beginner.

It is not urgent, and I may have a go at it myself with a series of
alan cocks
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