Bug#501446: Not possible to install KDE Desktop Envoriment via debian-installer - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#501446: Not possible to install KDE Desktop Envoriment via debian-installer - Debian ; I think it should be possible to easily enter installer options like "tasks=xfce-desktop" whitout confusing new users. Etch installer did have boot-prompt on first main screen what you saw when you booted from eg. netinst cd. It was possiblr to ...

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  1. Bug#501446: Not possible to install KDE Desktop Envoriment via debian-installer

    I think it should be possible to easily enter installer options like
    "tasks=xfce-desktop" whitout confusing new users.

    Etch installer did have boot-prompt on first main screen what you saw
    when you booted from eg. netinst cd. It was possiblr to enter installer
    options to that prompt. That was wery handy.

    Now Lenny installer has nice new menu. In general I think it's wery nice
    improvement, but... I just did have hard time finding how you can enter
    those installer options to Lenny installer. I did not see boot prompt
    anywhere and I was already ready to give up.

    But then... I did go to installer help screen and it's there! There is
    that boot-prompt. I don't think that's right place for it, it's not
    obvious that you have to go to help screen. It's possible that
    boot-prompt has always been there, but I have never used it from there
    and I did not remember that it was there. It's many many years I have
    even needed to use that help screen. So help screen was the last place
    where I searched for the boot prompt. I think that this is a usability
    problem.

    I think it would be an good idea to add new boot prompt menu entry to
    installer's menu in the Advanced options section. That new menu entry
    could then allow user to enter installer options. You don't need to put
    confusing boot prompt to main screen so new users don't need to see it
    nesessarily. But I think it would be an good idea if boot prompt would
    be accessible from the Advanced options menu section.




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  2. Bug#501446: Not possible to install KDE Desktop Envoriment via debian-installer

    On Saturday 18 October 2008, Mika Hanhijärvi wrote:
    > I think it should be possible to easily enter installer options like
    > "tasks=xfce-desktop" whitout confusing new users.


    Please read the documentation:
    http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/...ml#boot-screen



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