Installation report

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Sep 18 19:08:45 UTC 2004

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 12:33:09PM +0100, Sean Gibbins wrote:

> Simple stuff if you are familiar with Grub - it'd worry the hell out of a
> newbie dual booting for the first time though.  That 3 second timeout is
> short enough for them to miss the message and wonder just where their
> other OS has gone. Poor design choice IMHO: by all means default to
> Ubuntu, but display the menu with a 5 or 10 second timeout would be my
> suggestion.

That would be an extremely poor default for systems with only Ubuntu
installed: those 10 seconds on every boot are wasted, and they add up.  As I
mentioned, we do not yet have the infrastructure to change that default
based on whether other operating systems are present, but since we have
other uses for it as well, Colin is planning to implement it.

 - mdz

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