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From: dams@...
Subject: Re: Gentoo Installer : first checkpoint
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 15:48:51 +0100
Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o> said:

> On Wednesday 28 January 2004 14:18, dams@... 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 :)

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