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From: Michael Crute <mcrute@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:51:08 -0400
On 10/19/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Chris Gianelloni</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:wolf31o2@g.o">wolf31o2@g.o</a>&gt; wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 15:41 -0400, Michael Crute wrote:<br>&gt; Why not replace the minimal livecd too? Just add an option to do<br>&gt; graphical or &quot;expert&quot; install when you boot the livecd. That would<br>&gt; help you guys not have to generate so many CD images plus you get the
<br>&gt; best of both worlds. Pretty much the only thing you would do is dump<br>&gt; people into a terminal instead of starting X for an expert install,<br>&gt; all the tools would still be there. Anyhow... just my $0.02
<br><br>The graphical install is started manually, anyway.&nbsp;&nbsp;You can also boot<br>the CD with &quot;nox&quot; to get to a terminal.&nbsp;&nbsp;The reason for the minimal CD<br>is simple, size.&nbsp;&nbsp;If you don't plan on doing anything but a stage1
<br>installation, a minimal CD + stage1 tarball is a lot less to download<br>than a 700MB ISO image.&nbsp;&nbsp;Basically, you've suggested a capability the CD<br>can already do.&nbsp;&nbsp;;]<br></blockquote></div><br>Yeah...
good point... downloading 6GB of isos is for Fedora weenies. Guess I
have kinda grown to taking that small minimal cd download size for
granted. My next question would be then, why change anything on the
minimal cd? Why mess with perfection; or are we going for the smallest
iso of any distro out there? ;-)<br>
<br>
-Mike<br>
<br>-- <br>________________________________<br>Michael E. Crute<br>Software Developer<br>SoftGroup Development Corporation<br><br>Linux, because reboots are for installing hardware.<br>&quot;In a world without walls and fences, who needs windows and gates?&quot;
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