Ubuntu should use "test drive" instead of "live CD" and "desktop CD"

Bug #276387 reported by Evan
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Given that Ubuntu can now be installed by official tools using a USB disk, and that the term "live CD" is confusing, Ubuntu should refer to such medium as a "test drive".

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Evan (ev) wrote :

This may be a duplicate of bug 109064.

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John Gilmore (gnu-gilmore) wrote :

This is not a duplicate of 109064 (which is now resolved).

The problem is the wording of the installer/liveCD boot menu choices. It offers an option to "Check disc for defects" even when you aren't using a disc. Many people now install Ubuntu from a USB stick or an SD card (it's *much* faster than a CD or DVD, and easy options to create such a bootable image from a .iso are now in the "System > Administration > USB Startup Disk Creator" menu). This is also now the recommended way to install the Netbook Remix.

Perhaps it should say "Check this media for defects"?

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John Gilmore (gnu-gilmore) wrote :

This is still an issue in the karmic beta UNR.

Evan (ev)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This doesn't seem to affect ubiquity.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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