Re: Standard installation CD or Live CD?
Posted: 15. Jun 2009, 22:06
That's exactly what I want. I really don't like it to have for such a task 2 different tools with different features and one better suited than the other. I'd keep the cli installer for people who prefer it and for backwards compatibility.Akuna wrote:That means that we can very well imagine a text installer that actually 'unsquashfs some modules' instead of 'installing some packages' and this can be used as a back end for the gui installer. Both text installer & gui installer can very well & should be internationalized.
That's very close to what I imagined. So I did understand how a LiveCD basically works.Akuna wrote:Module1 would contain the packages for a core system without X that would be sufficient to run the ncurse base installation.
Module2 would contain the packages for X, the DE & all the other applications that make up the full distro.
Module3 would contain the LiveCD customization (that don't get installed on a hard drive)
The text installation boot menu choice would only load Module1 & run the ncurse installation that would explode both Module1 & Module2 on the targeted hard drive for a full installation (or only Module1 if only a core system is to be installed)
I really like the Core/ Standard approach on one CD. Why have two if the second is just a flattened redundant version of the first.