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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: 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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