#50 Cleaner Bootup Process and More Ncurses Interface



I'm not sure how many people work on this project and I think Clonezilla is really great, THANKS for making such a wonderful program.

I hope you'll appreciate my comments, I've been a Linux geek 12 years so I know this world very well and Unix too.

I think if you want to attract more inexperienced end-users to Clonezilla it would be nice to have it look a little cleaner and simpler to work from, granted looks doesn't always mean anything or much, but I do believe every bit does help.

1. I see no reason someone needs to look at the bootup process, it just looks scary to the newbie, especially when you see warnings and messages, so it would be nice if Clonezilla could have a splash screen that just covers up the bootup process you look at.

2. It would be nice if everything could work from ncurses instead of it booting back and forth from console to the ncurses screen... This is something I'd really love to see, where everything happens in the ncurses screen, this will give it a nicer cleaner look to work from...

THANKS for your time and consideration, I hope we'll see these changes, I'm sure in time people will agree it gives Cloneszilla a cleaner, more professional look....



  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2012-03-08

    Thanks for your suggestions.
    As for that,
    1. Did you try Ubuntu-based Clonezilla live? It should be better with the boot parameters "quiet".
    2. Do you know if "dialog" or "whiptail" can make that? Now we do our best to use shell scripts, and dialog or whiptail. That makes it simple....


  • Steven Shiau

    Steven Shiau - 2012-03-08
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  • Xgates

    Xgates - 2012-03-08


    To be honest I wasn't really paying to attention to there being two versions, debian, or ubuntu based, what is the differences between them?

    I've been using the debian based one, didn't give the ubuntu one a try...



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