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live and install in one CD?

Marco Amadori wrote:
> Alle 15:41, luned? 8 gennaio 2007, Steve McIntyre ha scritto:
>>There are several possible ways to do this now; the easiest may be to
>>use the hooks in the latest debian-cd version in svn to add files to
>>the temporary disc trees at various points. I wouldn't recommend
>>trying to re-implement the netinst build yourself, tbh - it's quite
>>complex already..
> Good point, Attilio Fiandrotti told me that g-i can be compiled to run on X 
> (gtk instead of gtk-directfb), it will be interesting to see how to include 
> that in our live system builds, then we could "clone" ubiquity results via 
> the X g-i and a package preseed took from <media>/casper/filesystem.manifest 
> having the goodies of both worlds without having a different installer (and 
> different features and bug support for the Q.A. team).

Indeed, one can easily compile and run cdebconf's GTK frontend under 
gtk/x11, harder is running the d-i in a chroot environment form a live 
Debian system.
I did some tests some months ago to see if that's possible or not and 
could not complete the installation, which failed at some point after 
language selection :(



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