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[Bug 114521] Re: No help or documentation available for Ubuntu installer


@Chris: It's fine to use the bug report for discussion.

This topic is a can of worms and, to be honest, my personal view is that
a short description wouldn't add much value. I often point people to the
page you mentioned, which covers the basics.

Areas which could be better documented (somewhere), and where people
often encounter difficulties, is problems due to UEFI/secure boot when
installing alongside Windows and problems with graphics drivers for
certain hardware. There are many, many questions on those things at e.g.
Ask Ubuntu. But a useful and up to date documentation of it would
require expert input, and I feel that such documentation should be
written and maintained by Canonical rather than those who maintain the
desktop guide. It should be noted that installation matters isn't an
Ubuntu desktop specific topic. It's basically the same for the server
and the flavors.

And, of course, there is a comprehensive (but rather technical)
installation guide already:


This bug report is 10 years old, and I have a feeling that the available
guidance is far better today compared to when the bug was filed. I tend
to think that the status of the ubuntu-docs task ought to be "Won't
Fix". Awaiting your response before changing it, though.

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  No help or documentation available for Ubuntu installer

Status in ubiquity package in Ubuntu:
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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubiquity

  In a conversation found at
  "http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,18327525"; -- a critic of
  Ubuntu points out that there is no documentation or help that explains
  the Installer.  Install simply appears on the desktop, along with
  another icon called Examples (which does not seem to provide any).
  Searching the online help system also found no help or information on
  what to expect when installing Ubuntu.

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