January 7, 2010

Does graphical installation on a small screen fail for you?

If you try to install Ubuntu with a small screen using the graphical method (i.e. with the Live CD), as a result some of the bottom of the windows are not visible. Basically, most naive users think that the installation crashes because you get to the partitioner and you can move your mouse around, but since you can't see the buttons it appears like you can't do anything.

This issue affects anyone with a small screen netbook. There are some workarounds, but I'm wondering if anyone has any comment on this issue. I believe that this issue can be recreated with a VM by setting the screen size to something like 500x4000 pixels and then trying to install from a graphical installer. Does it affect any other distro other than Ubuntu?

Installed on Acer Aspire One 10", no troubles. Screen resolution it's a...

Installed on Acer Aspire One 10", no troubles.
Screen resolution it's a different thing that screen size.
What about the machine you're installing linux on ?
What kind of machine is this ?

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You can avoid this problem by using the alternate install disk http://www...

You can avoid this problem by using the alternate install disk http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#alternate

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I have used small screen devices, but i guess its a problem with resolution.I...

I have used small screen devices, but i guess its a problem with resolution.
I guess you can try out console installer or try out some distro which are specific for netbooks like Ubuntu moblin remix or jolicloud

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