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From: Revrend Oddball <oddball42@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 12:29:54 -0700 (PDT)
it would become the GRPlivecd?

not a bad idea... be nice to consider.

--- Mike Rosset <schizoid29@...> wrote:

> Thats a good idea, you could add a huge amount of distfiles to a dvd. heck
> maybe even enough to do networkless install.
> 
> On 10/20/05, Bedros Hanounik <2bedros@...> wrote:
> >
> > 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@...> 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@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.
> > > >
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