Ok, I grant that it says its only 80% completed, but I have to say that on TC6, its a nightmare.
First screen makes sense. Language.
Second screen is about networking. Choose wifi, nowhere to add passphrase? This screen is obviously not completed, but I can't figure out WHY it exists.
And then... the "WTF?" screen. If there are three things with an "!" that need to be completed prior to installation, wouldn't it be better to progress through them and then conclude with an option to "make additional customizations" than to show the "WTF?" screen? Also, its an installation, what's with all the non-mandatory options on the "WTF?" screen? Get them out of my way into an "advanced options" screen.
-- software selection. SELECT A REASONABLE DEFAULT CONFIGURATION. I've been using Fedora since FC3, and I'm lost on this page. So I select a bunch of stuff just to satisfy the installer. A "Next" button would be nice here, not just the "BACK" button (which feels like going... BACK).
-- network configuration... didn't I just do that on the second screen? The hell do I need to do it again for?
-- again with the "next" button vs "back" button.
-- install destination. I can selectl a disk, but then it doesn't tell me what to I can do with this disk. First time through, I tried to review and modify partitioning.. didn't work, crashed. I'll assume that that's another part of the missing 20%. At least this section has a "continue" button.
** Right, OK, it doesn't seem to be POSSIBLE to complete an installation without having a HARD WIRED INTERNET CONNECTION. You can't use wifi (never prompts for passphrase), and for whatever unreasonable reason, it won't let you SKIP the network setup part. What about all those people who don't HAVE a network? They need to buy a network switch just to pretend to have a network?
** Ok, so if there is anything on the selected install disk at the beginning of the process, this installer will automatically obliterate EVERYTHING from it. Fortunately, that's what I wanted to do with it. If I didn't, then it would be seriously NOT COOL.
In the off chance that the parties responsible for this "installer" will visit this forum, suggestions;
1) Network should NOT be required for installation.
2) Mandatory steps should be performed on a "next", "next", "next" basis, not selected from a "WTF?" menu.
3) AFTER the mandatory steps, give the user the option to perform additional customization. Show them a screen that says "Ready to perform installation." with a button that says "Advanced Customization", and another button that says "Go for it".
4) Make a default selection for a standard gnome desktop.
5) Buttons on the right side of the screen labelled as "next" or "continue" are a lot more intuitive than buttons on the left side of the screen that are labelled "back" when your objective is to progress FORWARD in the installation process.
6) Some means of controlling the disk partitioning, and dont obliterate the entire disk by default.
Hopefully, most of that will be dealt with in the remaining 20%. If not, expect a lot of "WTF?"'s.
At the moment, looks like this installer was from the same group responsible for gnome3.
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Note: I could see getting "used to" the installer, but above are my first impressions, you know, that part that locks in or drives away potential new customers. If I was a wondoze noob, I'd be driven away by that. Hate to say it, but even the wondoze installer is more intuitive than this mess, and I've always hated the wondoze installer for being unintuitive, long, and slow.
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And then when you finally finish installation and reboot, you get... TEXT LOGIN PROMPT.
Wonder what the default root password is.....?
Good thing for rebooting into runlevel 1.