Subject: Re: sysinst report [was: 1.3Beta]
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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)...