Usability: not clear that help can be scrolled

Bug #26156 reported by Adrien Cordonnier on 2005-11-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-target (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I got twice similar questions about partitioning -- once from a computer newbie, second time from someone
who know quite a lot in computing but who is not familiar with Linux installation. Here is the
--: "I don't understand how do I partition?"
Me: "Have you read the help?"
--: "Yes but [reading the lines] doesn't help me."
Me: "Read what follows!"
--: "I clicked "Continuer" (in French; might be Next/Follow/Continue) but I got back to the main screen!"

It seems that it is not obvious you can scroll a text-based interface for someone who has never used one.
* The first line of the help should explain you can scroll the help using the arrow
* the "Next/Follow/Continue" button should be renamed to "Back to main screen" so its action would be

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2006-04-07
Changed in partman:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2007-04-20
Changed in partman-target:
assignee: kamion → nobody

Thank you for reporting this bug.

Does this occur in Lucid?

Changed in partman-target (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Why not test? It would be easy for a bug triager to test this - it doesn't require asking the bug reporter.

Changed in partman-target (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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