Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Bedros Hanounik <2bedros@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 19:00:07
Message-Id: f18a8d980510201200l6f72a99bqed3fae67cad5949d@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later? by John Walsh
is it possible to have a liveDVD. These days, everyone has a DVD-ROM; and
most people have DVD burners; nearly everyone has access to DVD burner
through a friend or work.

-B

On 10/20/05, John Walsh <high@×××××××××.org> wrote:
> > But I like the non-X liveCD (not the minimal, the Universal), everybody > has X > livecd's and the simplicity and power of the current livecd is unmatched. > Is there no way of keeping the same Universal LiveCD as is now for those > users that > prefer it? I mean, when a system is down, there is no need to start X and > have open-office and > x-chat, xine, mplayer, xmms, etc on the CD, but as many tools as possible, > like it is now to get it back up. > > Thanks, > Gabriel > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Chris Gianelloni" <wolf31o2@g.o> > To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation > method, what about later? > Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 14:53:48 -0400 > > > > > On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 01:59 +0800, John Walsh wrote: > > > Hello all, > > > > > > I just need some enlightenment, is the gentoo installer going to > > > REPLACE the current methode or is it going to > > > be an aleternative, like choosing in between expert/manual (the > > > current method) and easy (the gentoo installer). > > > The reason I ask this is because I like the current install > > > method via the livecd and I use that livecd A LOT when > > > I have to solve some problems on a linux (and even window$) > > > partition. I wouldn't not want to be able to still use the livecd > > > as it is currently usable, because I think it is the best livecd > > > out there. If it is going to completely > > > replace the current livecd installation method then is there > > > going to someone at Gentoo to keep up the livecd > > > tradition? > > > > The concept I have in place for future releases is pretty simple. There > > will be 2 CD images per architecture. > > > > 1. Minimal InstallCD > > 2. Installer LiveCD > > > > There will also be stages 1, 2, and 3 on the mirrors. You will still be > > able to do a manual installation, but it will be highly discouraged, > > simply due to possible problems. > > > > At any rate, when I say LiveCD, I mean the full-blown CD with X on it. > > This CD will be the replacement for both the Universal InstallCD and the > > PackageCD. It will also be usable as a RescueCD, so essentially, it is > > filling three roles. > > > > The Minimal InstallCD will be reduced even further to be usable for > > installation only. Any non-installation-related packages will be > > removed from the CD. I've been considering even removing some of the > > lesser-used drivers that typically cause problems and leaving them for > > the full LiveCD only. > > > > You can, of course, still perform a manual installation using the > > LiveCD. You aren't forced to use the Installer. I, personally, only > > use the LiveCD, as I like having a complete environment available when > > doing troubleshooting, or even just being able to get on gaim while I'm > > waiting for my install to complete. > > > > -- > > Chris Gianelloni > > Release Engineering - Strategic Lead > > x86 Architecture Team > > Games - Developer > > Gentoo Linux > << signature.asc >> > > > -- > _______________________________________________ > Check out the latest SMS services @ http://www.linuxmail.org > This allows you to send and receive SMS through your mailbox. > > Powered by Outblaze > > -- > gentoo-installer@g.o mailing list > >

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