As many of you will know, Drauger OS has many issues when you initially try it out. Two of the biggest issues are that people do not know what the default root password is, and the installer is confusing. We have been working to alleviate these issues for quite a while, and finally we might have solutions for both.
Many of you who are familiar with Linux, especially with Debian, Ubuntu, and other Debian-based distributions, will know that the most common installer on live systems is Ubiquity, which is the default installer for Ubuntu. However, Ubiquity is not the only program one could use to install a live system to their hard disk. One of the most common installers aside from Ubiquity, is Calamares.
Calamares is much easier to set up for use in a new distribution, and also is MUCH more user friendly then Drauger OS’s current installer: SystemBack. However, it is not without it’s drawbacks.
Calamares uses the widget toolkit Qt, whereas most of the rest of Drauger OS uses a different toolkit called GTK. This, coupled with Calamares’s dependencies means that it is likely that future releases of Drauger OS may be 200-300 MB larger. However, since Calamares removes itself and it’s dependencies from the installed system, the resultant installation will be similar if not better set-up.
All this being said, there is no guarantee that Drauger OS will ever ship with Calamares. However, we are internally testing it and working to get it looking and working correctly. So Drauger OS 7.4.1 Beta 3 may indeed ship with it.
Additionally, another issue we tend to deal with is that people tend to not be able to figure out the default root password for Drauger OS. Admittedly, it may not be the most obvious. However it is easier for it to exist in the first place while we develop Drauger OS than it would be if no root password is set.
We initially attempted to make this easier to find by placing it in our README (which you can download here), but this did not help no matter how many links we posted and how much we advised to read it. So, we are trying a more direct approach this time.
In the latest ISO refresh of Drauger OS 7.4.1 Beta 2, and in future refreshes/releases, the admin password will be right in front of the user, on the Welcome Screen. We hope this will help people navigate and use our live system while they try it out.
As always, if you have an issue with Drauger OS, please contact us using any of the methods at our Contact Us page.
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