Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo installer project
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 20:22:39
Message-Id: 1075148552.16718.7.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo installer project by Paul de Vrieze
On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 15:15, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> On Monday 26 January 2004 12:10, Dan Armak wrote: > > > AFAICS, the only truly encompassing solution would be to provide an > > interface of sorts to a console. The user could view and edit commands > > generated by the installer, see their raw output, pause operation and > > insert commands of his own, etc. If he wanted to use something not yet > > provided by the installer, he'd just tell it to skip a step and do it > > manually. > > This comes very close to my "split-screen-installer" idea where the bottom > would be a console and the top a helper function (ranging from simple docs to > something way more advanced)
I say we just have a button somewhere that replaces a certain area of the screen with a console and can switch back when the user is done using console for whatever reason. We'd also need a way to skip certain steps of the installation, since they could be done in "manual mode." Donnie

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