[Mageia-discuss] Install Mageia from Windows

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Sat Oct 9 20:26:33 CEST 2010

On Saturday, October 09, 2010 11:16:00 am Renaud MICHEL wrote:
> On samedi 09 octobre 2010 at 18:24, Kira wrote :
> > No, there's more people using Laptop than Desktop today.
> > 
> > With laptop, most of the time Windows is already installed on the
> > machine,
> Well, windows is pre-installed on most desktop too anyway, and has been for
> more than a decade.
> > which means something easier to install is needed.
> > 
> > ----
> > But not something like wubi...I hope it's something that can transfer the
> > exist system into something like virtual machine and can be launch from
> > grub.
> > 
> > Currently we still have to install from Live System/Direct Installer,
> > which is still hard and scared to newbie, especially for people used to
> > have pre-installed system on their system.
> The install of most major distributions (excluding at least debian, I
> haven't tested all) is already pretty easy, if it is still to complicated
> (or scary) for some people (and I agree that many people may be scared,
> although I believe most would be able to handle it) then they should not do
> it alone.
> That's what LUGs and install parties are for, help people with the (more
> complicated) first step.
> The install of a full OS is not as easy as installing a normal program (or
> even installing some system component for your actual OS) and should not be
> presented as such, as there is at least the partitioning which is a risky
> operation. (what would happen if the user decide he wants to stop the
> install while shrinking his partition?)

More information about the Mageia-discuss mailing list