Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Michael Crute <mcrute@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:41:19
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later? by Chris Gianelloni
On 10/19/05, Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> wrote:
> > 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. >
Why not replace the minimal livecd too? Just add an option to do graphical or "expert" install when you boot the livecd. That would help you guys not have to generate so many CD images plus you get the best of both worlds. Pretty much the only thing you would do is dump people into a terminal instead of starting X for an expert install, all the tools would still be there. Anyhow... just my $0.02 -Mike -- ________________________________ Michael E. Crute Software Developer SoftGroup Development Corporation Linux, because reboots are for installing hardware. "In a world without walls and fences, who needs windows and gates?"