Wubi, Windows Ubuntu Installer

wubi very scary for newbie - UI expectation flaws

Reported by Morris Johns on 2008-05-10
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Wubi
Wishlist
Unassigned
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Wubi completely freaked me out - I thought it was killing my windows install (I half-felt it couldn't be, but I don't trust new software and I strongly feared losing my partition). I am an Ubuntu user and this was my first time to install using wubi.

My expectation after "installing" wubi was that Ubuntu was now installed. OK, I got the picture on reboot but then there were multiple messages during the installation process (which freaked me) about:
* partitioning
* formatting
* installing

Does the wubi install set users expectations correctly before the reboot? Perhaps clearly show during installation wizard what to expect next?

Changing the installer to not use such scary language would be cool, but presumably difficult. The messages would certainly not be calming to someone who just wants to try out Ubuntu... There needs to be something to calm down antsy first-time Ubuntu installers when using wubi.

Cheers

Agostino Russo (ago) wrote :

This is mostly a ubiquity issue, not sure if it is possible to change the text at this stage, but I agree it is a bit confusiong in the case of loopinstallations. That said we are in fact formatting the virtual disk.

Changed in wubi:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Evan Dandrea (ev) on 2008-05-30
Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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