Live CD doesn't warn the user that they don't have enough RAM to continue.

Bug #200423 reported by John McCabe-Dansted on 2008-03-10
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
casper (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: casper

When I pick the "Install Ubuntu" on the Mar08 Hardy LiveCD with less than 256MB of ram assigned to my VirtualBox, Ubiquity crashes, and immediately starts to load the gnome interface. This is confusing. I would expect to get an error message like "Ubiquity crashed". When this first happened I just assumed that I had selected the wrong boot option.

A more detailed error message like
   "Ubiquity crashed. Ubiquity requires 360[?] MB of ram to run, but you only have 128MB. Try the alternate boot CD. Also Xubuntu may be more suited to your hardware."
would be even better.

Evan (ev) on 2008-03-11
Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed

Moved this back to casper after discussion with cjwatson.

John McCabe-Dansted (gmatht) wrote :

Regardless of whether the user is warned, it would be nice if there was some user-visible notification of Ubiquity crashing (other than just Gnome spontaneously starting).

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - The installer CD doesn't warn the user that they dont have enough RAM to
+ Live CD doesn't warn the user that they don't have enough RAM to
continue.
tags: added: usability
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