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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Gianelloni" <email@example.com>
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
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