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Bug#143596: marked as done (Fwd: Installation screen proposal)



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Subject: Fwd: Installation screen proposal
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 3.0.22
Severity: wishlist

----- Forwarded message from Svante Signell <svante.signell@telia.com> -----

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 09:08:13 +0200
From: Svante Signell <svante.signell@telia.com>
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To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, debian-boot@lists.debian.org
Subject: Installation screen proposal (was Please test this woody cd image)

Hello,

When booting the Woody CD you are presented to the information screen
giving general information and ways to get help, etc _before_ choosing
which kernel to boot.

After choosing kernel and booting, however, you immediately get to the
'Choose language', 'Choose Language Variant' and 'Release Notes'
screens without any means to back out, correct mistakes etc. Finally
after the first four screens you enter the 'Installation Main Menu'.

I have the following proposal of an additional installation screen, as
follows:

=====================================================
After the initial screen, and _before_ entering the language choice
present another screen, telling the user what is happening next, eg:

Welcome to Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/Woody. You have chosen to boot kernel xx, eg bf42. 

The steps to follow next in the installation procedure are:
1) Choose Language 
2) Choose Language Variant 
3) Read Release notes 
4) Enter Installation Main Menu

When you enter the Main menu, several choices will be presented, and a
default path for install will also be given. From there you will have
the choice to back out of the installation if needed.

If you feel unsure, need to get more information, make adjustments etc
before proceeding you now have the choice to back out by removing the
installation CD and press <RESET> or <CONTROL-ALT-DEL> now.  This is
also the way to go if you want to restart the installation using
another kernel.

For those of who are interested in the boot log you can do so by ...
(enter text here)
================================================

In my opinion this would help especially new Debian users to feel more
comfortable with what is going to happen during the install. (I know
that a graphical installer is in the works, but not until woody+1)

Best wishes,
Svante Signell

Below follows unanswered question in an earlier posting.  srs writes:
> Addtional boxes boot-tested with woody-isolinux:
 > 
 > Box                        disks    idepci  bf24
 > Comapaq Presario 5640/5670 IDE       OK     OK
 > Dell Dimension XPS 733r    IDE       OK     OK
 > Dual Celeron MSI6120       SCSI+IDE  OK     OK
 > Em2 QDI Brilliant          SCSI      OK     OK (compact tested OK too)
 > Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop  IDE       OK     OK
 > 
 > A few comments about the installer program:
 > 
 > 1. Is it possible to generate a boot log, and to be able to view it
 >    while installing?
 > 
 > 2. It would be nice to be able to back out, or doing a reboot _before_
 >    having to go as long as to the keyboard setup phase. You maybe
 >    changed your mind before coming that far: What am I doing?, I don't
 >    have all info available!, whats happening next?, I want to quit the
 >    install!, etc.
 > 
 > 3. When coming to the part of the install where you have several
 >    choices, the reboot, restart and prevoius step options should be
 >    higher up in the menu. This enables you to see a way out of the
 >    install procedure, if needed.
 > 
 > Eagerly waiting for the woody release,
 > Svante Signell
 > 


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Subject: boot-floppies end of life
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I'm closing all bug reports filed on the boot-floppies since this
codebase has reached its end of life. boot-floppies is only in Debian
oldstable now (and temporarily in unstable because of bug #224469).

The new installer for sarge and beyond is of course, the
debian-installer. It solves a great many issues present in the
boot-floppies.

If you believe that your boot-floppies bug is still present in
debian-installer somehow, then please reopen the bug report and reassign
it there, or perhaps better, file a new bug report.

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see shy jo

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