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
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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