July 24th, 2006, 04:35 AM
Since I posted the other Jargon poll.. I want to do one for the Installer.
Is there too much Jargon in the installer?
In the other topic I was undecided but in this one I'm going to say "yes", simply because of the partitioner.
July 24th, 2006, 05:51 AM
The partitioner, I have to say "Yes".
I've seen people get completely freaked out by that thing and decide to remove their Windows hd.
Usually they just do a full wipe with a Windows install, so someone new to the idea of dual booting OSs can get quite scared by partitions and hda1 hda2 hdb1, etc.
I wonder if future versions of the partitioner could identify what the various partitions may be being used by, and recomend where to safely put Ubuntu without breaking or going anywhere near anything else.
With that and a little happy face, people would be a lot more relaxed with the installer.
(Oh yes, and it is very hard to use at 640x480 resolution, which people running some ATI cards end up running at in the live CD and Ubuntu seems to use as a fallback if the monitor is turned off at startup, but that's for the bug database).
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