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Re: help

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:28:28PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:00:38 +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 02:40:01PM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> >> If you do an expert install you are offered the choice to disable root
> >> logins and use sudo instead. Yes, this is on Debian, squeeze installer.
> > 
> > Oh!  ok. Then again, "expert" does imply that you know what you are
> > doing, which seems a bit backwards.
> Since when "knowing what you are doing" is considered as "backwards"? :-)

I mean it "seems a bit backwards" in the sense that an expert probably
wouldn't be asking questions where the answer is a simple "sudo
<whatever>", whereas someone who is not an "expert" wouldn't have sudo
configured cause they wouldn't choose "expert install" and therefore
giving them the answer "sudo <whatever>" wouldn't be usefull.
> > Maybe it is meant for installing to many machines - i.e. a lab or
> > classroom?
> No, expert install is a "must" for me for every installalation I have to
Which seems to mean you do a few?

> do. BTW, it's not just "for experts", but for users who want a customized 
> installation, I'd say.

Mmmm, true, I think there are options where you can fine tune the
partitioning etc. But calling it "expert install" may put newbies off
choosing it.

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
   -- Napoleon Bonaparte

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