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From: dams@×××.fr
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo Installer : first checkpoint
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 14:45:08
Message-Id: m2ad482koc.fsf@krotkine.idm.fr
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo Installer : first checkpoint by Paul de Vrieze
Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o> said:

> On Wednesday 28 January 2004 14:18, dams@×××.fr wrote: > > > > But I have one major interrogation : in the discussion, it's not clear > > where the installer stops, and where the config starts. We agree that the > > configuration process has to use the config tools, to avoid redundance. > > Now, should the install do minimal install (network + partitioning + > > installing base system - no package choice), then reboot or chroot in the > > new environment, then start various config tools, among them a portage > > frontend, user conf, sound, printing, X, language/i18n, ... ? Or do you > > want these steps to be in the installer GUI? (in the GUI/console concept, > > you could emerge stuff and configure everything by hand in the console, no > > need to reboot/chroot) > > I don't know what we want. However we must remember that the installer CD has > a more rich environment than is available in a base system. I don't think it > is nice to have installation to depend on having any resources like X > available at the running system. To me that means that we don't do the reboot > for some while, instead run the tools which are on the cd from the installer > directly. We could also have it depend on whether the user chooses to install > the configuration tools. If the latter is the case then we can shortcircuit > the installation phase and reboot after these are installed.
ok agreed, we launch the config tools from the cds. Fine for me :) -- dams -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list