Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: John Walsh <high@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] Gentoo installer vs current installation method, what about later?
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 18:17:54
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.


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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
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