Subject: Re: sysinst report [was: 1.3Beta]
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/05/1997 23:34:53
On Fri, 5 Dec 1997 22:53:45 +1100 (EST)  "Simon J. Gerraty" wrote:

> >I've said before (dunno which list tho!) that the Solaris installation
> >procedure is pretty slick, and handles this "oh shit, I got it wrong"
> >stuff well.  I've been looking at it closely for ideas for sysinst.
> Make that "reasonably well". :-)
> I've only ever installed Solaris on sparc's so we may be talking of
> different things, often Solaris's install forces you to go several 
> steps beyond where you made a misstake (like pressing continue before
> selecting Other rather than NIS+ :-) before you get the opportunity
> to back track.

Ok, I'll agree here.  However, in the context of sysinst, there's "well"
and there's "well", and we do neither "well" when it comes to back
tracking though menus :)

> Basically _every_ menu should offer the option of simply returning to
> the previous menu.

Seems like something to strive for.  At the risk of sounding like a
broken record - next release (after 1.3)...