Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Alan McGinlay <root@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 18:54:45
Message-Id: 20051020205442.002bc87d@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later? by Chris Gianelloni
On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 14:47:36 -0400
Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-10-21 at 02:17 +0800, John Walsh 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. > > Were you paying attention at all? I said that it will be capable of > booting directly to a terminal. Even the current LiveCD can do that. > Simply boot with "nox" and you're at the terminal. > > At any rate, no, there is no way we are keeping the Universal CD when > we will have another CD that is approximately the same size on the > mirrors and is a superset of its functionality. I don't like wasting > my time implementing something with no real use. > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Chris Gianelloni" <wolf31o2@g.o> > > To: gentoo-installer@l.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. > > > > > > -- > > > Chris Gianelloni > > > Release Engineering - Strategic Lead > > > x86 Architecture Team > > > Games - Developer > > > Gentoo Linux > > << signature.asc >> > > > > > > -- > > _______________________________________________ > > Check out the latest SMS services @ http://www.linuxmail.org > > This allows you to send and receive SMS through your mailbox. > > > > Powered by Outblaze > >
As for something with no real use, I always thought it could be nice to have solitaire or some other simple game on the live CD to keep those people (sad, lonely people with nothing better to do - not me of course!) occupied whilst installing :P Regards, Alan -- gentoo-installer@g.o mailing list

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