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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo installer project
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 21:30:13 +0100
On Monday 26 January 2004 21:22, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> 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."

Take a look at my reply I just send to esammer.

of course it would be even nicer if the user could disable the console if 
wanted (starting with it would make it's existence obvious). I think it is to 
be preferred to ctrl-f1 style "console-access" like in redhat-6.x (last 
installer I used)

Paul

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