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Bug#485586: debian-installer: Default to graphical install

Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> (2014-08-19):
> or do we split things even more? That menu is already too long, and
> causes scrolling for people to see the lower options (if they realise
> such a thing is possible!). How about we split things up some more,
> assuming we can get the auto-detect to work:
> #if (amd64) via syslinux
> 64 bit Graphical install
> 64 bit Text install
> 32 bit install options     >
> Advanced options           >
> Help
> Install with speech synthesis (64 bit)
> #else
> 32 bit Graphical install
> 32 bit Text install
> Install with speech synthesis (32 bit)
> #endif

That looks very nice (except the missing "Advanced options" in the #else

> It'll need some extra work to deal with different paths through for
> i386 and amd64 here, but meh. It's possibly worth separating them
> totally, and make sure each path is clear in terms of which arch. On
> the multi-arch CD and DVD, the deeper "advanced options" menus are a
> bit too spread I think, so splitting at the top level would be a good
> plan for simplicity maybe?

Having the per-arch code to detangle the mess looks like a nice idea,
thanks. That means Didier (or someone else) will have to get it to work
as a first step. I'd prefer if we made the switch for all images at a
single time (even if that happens through several commits), so that we
only have a single documentation update. As Holger mentioned, it's going
to have *some* impacts in various areas; I'd rather avoid too many steps
if at all possible.

(And of course: Thanks for your input.)


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