Bug 4058 - Boring installation
: Boring installation
Product: Desktop Bugs
Classification: ROSA Desktop
Component: Main Packages
: Fresh
: All Linux
: Lowest enhancement
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Assigned To: ROSA Linux Bugs
: ROSA Linux Bugs
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Reported: 2014-05-26 12:18 MSD by Evgeniy
Modified: 2014-05-26 13:48 MSD (History)
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Description Evgeniy 2014-05-26 12:18:28 MSD
I have installed Ubuntu-derived, openSUSE, and many other Linux-distros.

When installing ROSA Fresh I almost died of boredom. Could you make installer close to Ubuntu-like?

In Ubuntu and openSUSE installer I choose all necessary options in the first stage of installation (partitions, connection parameters, users, passwords). After that, the installer doesn't ask me anything, I can go somewhere else.

The ROSA installer asked me something (partitioning), did something, asked something else (timezones, I don't remember in details). It did something, the asked me again (users/passwords). Again, it did something else. Then it proceeds to another steps. 

Why don't you move the questions onto the first stage? Make it ask once the necessary information, and do all the stuff by its own? Why do I need to sit in front of the computer and type or choose every minute things that I can choose after installation of before it?

Compare to Ubuntu installer or Windows 7/8.
Comment 1 Konstantin Vlasov 2014-05-26 13:48:27 MSD
There is nothing like you described in ROSA. The only difference between ROSA ans SUSE/Ubuntu in this aspect is that ROSA implements all user interaction in two stages instead of one. The first stage is preparing your system for installation, the second one is configuring the installed system. Between these two stages you are not asked anything, the system is just being copied to the disk. There are no significant "doing something" interruptions inside stages themselves (except, of course, when the installer has to read and analyze existing partition tables and file systems, which may be a bit lengthy for so many disks you have).

If you had to wait for long time somewhere (except copying the system), please, give more details: which particular steps took much time, how long this time was, and what your system's configuration is.