Precise installer leads one to believe that current OS will be reinstalled

Bug #977607 reported by Eric Gregory on 2012-04-09
This bug affects 1 person
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The Precise installer has an option that says "Erase Ubuntu 11.10 and reinstall." Since the only subject in the sentence is "Ubuntu 11.10," this means that the option will reinstall Ubuntu 11.10.

However, this is not what the option does; it actually installs Ubuntu 12.04. The phrasing should be changed to indicate this behavior.

Eric Gregory (eric-yorba) wrote :

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tags: added: bot-comment
kroq-gar78 (kroq-gar78) on 2012-04-10
affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: usability
tags: added: string-fix
tags: added: ubi-partman
summary: - Precise installer says that current OS will be reinstalled
+ Precise installer leads one to believe that current OS will be
+ reinstalled
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