On Monday 26 January 2004 11:57, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> But before this distinction, I'd like your input about the global direction
> of the installer :
> - should it be minimalist : partitioning, network, install X if desktop
> oriented, and reboot. At first boot, have configuration tools + software
> manager (to install stuff) displayed. This is what I'd prefer, because
> there is no duplication, and you could call the config step after install.
> - should it be complete : partitioning, network, different installation
> groups, full config (net, users, security, server packages, printing,
> sound, ...)
For many configuration purposes it doesn't matter whether you've actually
booted this system or are in a chroot. You can offer to run the
configurator/package manager or reboot. (Or even integrate the installer and
configurator.) If eg a kernel driver is missing, things won't work but won't
be broken either; we just need to suggest to the user that he should reboot.
What if any things can't be configured normally when in a fully installed
chroot? Kernel drivers we don't provide in the install environment. And of
course if the env outside the chroot is eg a live system from another
partition, you probably don't want to mess with h/w settings. In most cases
though you shouldn't care whether you configure things before or after the
first reboot, esp. if you don't actually try to run them.
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