Re: Improving installer?
Juhana Sadeharju <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> After answering "Simple" to the next question, I got punch of
> errors like this:
> Err http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/main Packages
> Could not resolve 'non-us.debian.org'
> Failed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/...
Well, that's a local network problem you're having... it can't resolve
names. This part of the installation system works fine.
> Sorry, didn't record the questions... they sure can be found from
> the installer. I installed the Debian twice with the same result.
I don't need the exact wording of the questions, just a reproducible
set of steps so that I can experience the problem. Otherwise I have
to conclude its a local hardware or net problem.
> >I don't feel asking another question for such a minor detail is
> >worthwhile. It's easy to change this later with 'tune2fs'.
> [ ... ]
> >So? Just do it after the system is installed.
> Use of tune2fs is too complicated and reserving 5% of disk space as
> default is way too much. Solution: changing the default reserved space
> to reasonable 50 Mbytes and letting _Linux experts_ to use tune2fs later
> would be more better (afterall experts knows the existence of tune2fs
> program more likely than non-experts).
> I feel the change from 5% to some reasonable value must be done in anyway
> at the time when Linux is as easy to install as MS Windows. It is the
> most novice users who looses here because they don't even might understand
> what takes the disk space.
It's debatable but an understandable, and perhaps correct, request. I
have more pressing problems to deal with but I would appreciate this
if you made it a wishlist bug report against boot-floppies and someone
can get to it.
> Would please add something like the above line to the installer? It would
> explane what CD is asked for. And hey, I didn't need the explanation.
> I picked up the correct CD immediately. I just feel we should make everything
> more obvious, more clearer.
I wish I coudl but due to the structure of the code, it's not easy to
do. So I can't do it right now. Again, file a wishlist bug please.
> >No doubt, but understand that boot-floppies itself is obsolete, and we
> >are no longer adding such major new features to it.
> I don't undestand how one could install Linux without boot-CDs/floppies.
> By using MS Windows... eek! ;-) Would you please explane the new system?
> I'm happy to test it too.
Read the boot-floppies list. Joey Hess is in charge of the system. He
sends bi-weekly status reports and notices how to test the system.
> Thank you for your time. My life is now easier because I now know for
> which packages the bug reports should be made.
Good. I hope I don't seem obstructionist -- I'm just very very very
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>