Re: points on future installation disks development
Vincent Renardias <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * separate the "install" session from the "configuration" session.
> IMHO a system install should be done by asking almost no question (except
> HD partitioning, and install media) in 10 minutes. All the configuration
> questions should IMHO be asked AFTER the installation.
> Just think about it: consider Windows95, OS/2, AIX, MacOS, Linux.
> Linux is the only one to ask "what's your DNS IP addr?, etc..." in the middle
> of the installation.
As mentioned before this is necessary when you decide to install base
via NFS. And I plan to extend this to smbfs and ftp, so this might be
used even more often.
> The changes from the current floppy set would require to remove most
> questions from the install procedure, and after the first reboot say "Do
> you want to customize your system now?" before to start dselect.
We should provide a program that does all the customizations done by
> The avantage may sound very slight, but after talking with newbie linux
> users who have made a Debian install alone, almost all of them suggested
> this kind of change.
NFS install is more common in professional environments ;-)
Sven Rudolph <email@example.com> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/
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