On Aug 6, 2005, at 1:16 AM, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> * no lvm or software raid support
If the installer detects an already-present lvm/raid, will it allow
you to use it for your disks? The reason that I ask this is I am
wondering if it is still possible to perform the necessary setup
steps for these outside the installer, then simply select them within
> Of course, to offset these bad things, we have a few features that are
> available with the installer that were not available previously:
> * livecd-kernel - the installer will install the kernel from the
> LiveCD into
> the new install so that you don't have to wait for genkernel to
> do its
> thing. It is installed as a package with emerge so that certain
> are satisfied (virtual/alsa for example)
> * GRP w/o an extra CD - the installer will quickpkg and emerge -K
> packages from
> the LiveCD instead of using prebuilt binary packages. This
> obsoletes the GRP
> CD, which will probably disappear in the next release.
> * dynamic stage3 - the installer can build a stage3 equivalent in
> the chroot
> directory from the packages on the CD. This will be useful down
> the road for
> networkless installs. Currently, there is no snapshot on the
> LiveCD for
> space reasons, but play with it anyway.
> Along with the GTK frontend, there is also a dialog-based frontend.
> This is
> useful for doing remote installs via SSH. gli-dialog also supports
> some things
> that the GTK frontend doesn't and vice versa. If not using gnome, the
> installer can be started by running 'installer' from a terminal.
> This will try
> to launch the GTK frontend first with the 'installer-gtk' script.
> If this
> fails, it will fall back to the dialog installer with the
> script. If you wish to use the dialog frontend, you can run
For those of you that want the LiveCD, but don't want the overhead of
running X/Gnome, you will be able to start the CD with "gentoo nox"
and it will skip the actual starting of gdm, so you can have your
> Now, for the *most* important part...reporting bugs. Gentoo's
> bugzilla has a
> special sub-section for the installer. When you click the link to
> enter a new
> bug report, select "Gentoo Linux" and then "GLI" from the
> "Component" list.
> Please search for the bug you're reporting *before* creating a new
> bug. We
> would much rather see "me too" comments, or even the much more
> silent act of
> adding yourself to the bug's CC, than having to deal with tons of
> bugs. When you do encounter an error in the installer, try to grab
> /tmp/installprofile.xml and /var/log/install.log from the LiveCD
> We may request them when you file a bug.
Please, please, please, please do not file bugs about the LiveCD
under the GLI component. Also, don't file GLI bugs under the "Gentoo
I have created a bug especially for issues with the LiveCD.
Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
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