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Re: We need easier installation.



I like the sound of it, sadly I'm not currently in a position to help
with this however I may be in the semi-near future, and if I can get
things setup I hope to have a test machine setup here which I can trash
to my hearts content to help test installs and the like..

So, in short, I'd like to hear more about this, or even better, see some
of the code.. (=:]

Zephaniah E, Hull..

On Fri, Oct 23, 1998 at 03:32:19PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 1998 at 05:00:45PM -0500, matthew.r.pavlovich.1 wrote:
> [..]
> > I think it is also critical for us to set up a standard window/desktop 
> > manager configuration.
> [..]
> 
> For what little it's worth, I am working on in my head a live filesystem
> version of Debian that is designed to cater to a windoze user..  The idea
> is still being toyed with in my head, but I think I know how to do it the
> best and I have the background in working with everything from macs to
> windoze to OS/2 -AND- I have experience with successfully teaching Linux to
> a complete computer illiterate who needs tech support to help him install a
> sound card in win95.
> 
> The organization I have in mind is a mixed system that can do console or X,
> has the ability to build kernels at least, uses things like a slightly
> customized exim (diverted exim.conf) and joe (probably another diverted
> config file) as well as vim/emacs, a couple of very configurable window
> managers such as icewm and window maker, etc..
> 
> The key to making it work will be the experimental root-on-fs-image along
> with a fairly simple setup script which can be used to install the thing in
> about 5 minutes onto any RW-mountable filesystem and set up things like
> dialup internet (wvdial) and stuff..
> 
> What I need to work on it is about 500 megs free HD space and either someone
> willing to build a CD image and test it or about 800 megs and a CD-R.  Right
> now I'd settle for a plain CD-ROM though (I currently don't have one)
> 
> 
> I'm thinking about including GNU/Win32 stuff on the CD as well, might be
> useful for those windoze people to have that to play with..
> 
> -- 
> Show me the code or get out of my way.


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