paulrogers wrote:I've got two strong annoyances about Mint installs.
1) When I identify my locale, you change my clock. Do you really imagine I've got a running system that I haven't set the clock the way I want it in the BIOS already? That's a very strange presumption!
Not that strange. The installer cannot know if your BIOS clock was set to local time (Windows/DOS style) or to UTC (Unix style) (I don't remember if it asks or not). However, the installer could ask if the clock should be set. Not a biggie, in my opinion.
paulrogers wrote:2) You also presume I want Mint to take over critical ownership of my system, i.e. booting. As it happens, my system multiboots into what is already there just the way I want it, thank you very much! You should ask me if I want the install to mess with my MBR. Make Mint a less intrusive neighbor!
It seems that the Mint installer inherited the following bug from Ubuntu:https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/690926
It has been there since Maverick (Mint 10) and nobody cares to fixes it. Before that, there was a simple checkbox "don't install bootloader". I find this a very annoying regression
, that would be super simple to fix.Suggestion to Mint developers: in the current drop-down menu, add a choice: "Advanced users only: do not install boot-loader".
Should take less than 10 minutes, but I don't see the Ubuntu guys fixing it.