Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] installer project status
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 12:26:45
In Reply to: [gentoo-installer] installer project status by Andrew Gaffney
On Aug 6, 2005, at 1:16 AM, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> * no lvm or software raid support
If the installer detects an already-present lvm/raid, will it allow you to use it for your disks? The reason that I ask this is I am wondering if it is still possible to perform the necessary setup steps for these outside the installer, then simply select them within the installer.
> Of course, to offset these bad things, we have a few features that are > available with the installer that were not available previously: > > * livecd-kernel - the installer will install the kernel from the > LiveCD into > the new install so that you don't have to wait for genkernel to > do its > thing. It is installed as a package with emerge so that certain > dependencies > are satisfied (virtual/alsa for example) > * GRP w/o an extra CD - the installer will quickpkg and emerge -K > packages from > the LiveCD instead of using prebuilt binary packages. This > obsoletes the GRP > CD, which will probably disappear in the next release. > * dynamic stage3 - the installer can build a stage3 equivalent in > the chroot > directory from the packages on the CD. This will be useful down > the road for > networkless installs. Currently, there is no snapshot on the > LiveCD for > space reasons, but play with it anyway. > > Along with the GTK frontend, there is also a dialog-based frontend. > This is > useful for doing remote installs via SSH. gli-dialog also supports > some things > that the GTK frontend doesn't and vice versa. If not using gnome, the > installer can be started by running 'installer' from a terminal. > This will try > to launch the GTK frontend first with the 'installer-gtk' script. > If this > fails, it will fall back to the dialog installer with the > 'installer-dialog' > script. If you wish to use the dialog frontend, you can run > 'installer-dialog' > directly.
For those of you that want the LiveCD, but don't want the overhead of running X/Gnome, you will be able to start the CD with "gentoo nox" and it will skip the actual starting of gdm, so you can have your command-line goodness.
> Now, for the *most* important part...reporting bugs. Gentoo's > bugzilla has a > special sub-section for the installer. When you click the link to > enter a new > bug report, select "Gentoo Linux" and then "GLI" from the > "Component" list. > Please search for the bug you're reporting *before* creating a new > bug. We > would much rather see "me too" comments, or even the much more > silent act of > adding yourself to the bug's CC, than having to deal with tons of > duplicate > bugs. When you do encounter an error in the installer, try to grab > /tmp/installprofile.xml and /var/log/install.log from the LiveCD > environment. > We may request them when you file a bug.
Please, please, please, please do not file bugs about the LiveCD under the GLI component. Also, don't file GLI bugs under the "Gentoo LiveCD" product. I have created a bug especially for issues with the LiveCD. -- Chris Gianelloni Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager Games - Developer Gentoo Linux -- gentoo-installer@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-installer] installer project status Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>