That about sums it up for me. Obviously, Ubuntu is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) Linux distros out there, and not having a direct link on the front page hasn't stopped that from happening.Originally Posted by bocmaxima
Is your proposal a good idea? Sure.
Is it as urgent as you're making it sound? No.
This is irrelevant. Anyone who has the know-how and/or determination and aptitude to install an operating system will quickly learn how to boot from CD--that's the point. If you can't figure it out, then you'll have a lot of trouble getting a new operating system set up.Originally Posted by dmann
Maybe they don't think it's "important," just a good idea, which is what a few people in this thread have already said: your idea is not a bad idea--it's just not life-and-death urgent.Secondly, why do you think Debian and Fedora felt if was important give people information about BIOS and boot device selection?
Once again, you're missing the point. I and a few others here think it is a good idea to put a link on the main page.Originally Posted by dmann
Good suggestion. Bravo.
It's not like my family is about to be drowned or the stock market is crashing or a huge asteroid is going to hit earth in two days.
It's a missing link. It's not that big a deal.
Instead of arguing with people that it's an urgent matter, why don't you ask people how to suggest this to Canonical? We here are other users, and we don't have any more power to enact change than you do.