Re: How do I install woody on 160 GB harddisk on KT333 chipset?
On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 01:00:29AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Matt Zimmerman
> | I don't know much about d-i yet. Would I start by providing udebs
> | of the EVMS tools? What about the GUI? Is graphical installation
> | support planned?
> udebs would be a great start, I don't know what amount of kernel modules
> and similar it needs.
At the present time, it requires a patch to common kernel code, in addition
to loadable modules.
> The UI will be cdebconf which works just the same way as debconf to the
> normal user programs. Hopefully, we'll have a graphical installation,
> but that requires that somebody actually implements a graphical frontend
> to cdebconf. That is on my TODO list, but nowhere near the top.
There are a few ways to go about this. We could build a cdebconf interface
around the EVMS CLI, and construct a very basic setup based on user
responses, or we could drop the user into one of the (quite capable) EVMS
configuration tools. If a graphical environment is available, the GUI would
be appropriate, otherwise the ncurses or CLI. I think that making use of
the EVMS tools would provide maximum flexibility, but a simple
question-based configuration dialog would make it easy for a user to get up
and running with minimal knowledge of EVMS.
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