Re: post installation and reboot tasks (was Re: diskles-image-*)
I often feel that the new username prompt is insufficiently
newbie-proofed on Linux installs. A suggested modification
follows (I'm not crazy about the wording; it's the content
I care about). I'm assuming that the eight-character
restriction is still a good idea; please yank it if this has
My thanks to the boot-floppies team for the tremendous
effort they're putting in!
On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 05:03:13PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Template: base-config/username
> Type: string
> Description: Enter a username for your account
> Select a username for the new account. (Your first name is
> a reasonable choice.)
Description: Enter a username for your account
Select a username for the new account. Your username
should be eight characters or fewer. If your first name
fits, it is a reasonable choice.
Traditionally, Linux usernames are entirely lower
case for ease of typing. All-caps usernames and space
characters will cause problems and should be avoided.