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Choice of Desktop environment at install time using netinst CD.

With the amd64 netinst CD I have found a spot in the maze of helpful "expert" options offered when the CD first boots that lets me choose which Desktop Environment will be installed later on by tasksel. This is really nice because it means I don't have to have a separate (and much larger) CD image for each DE I might want to install.

Unfortunately, the PowerPC[*] netinst installer has nothing comparable.

How difficult would it be to provide an optional target (analogous to "install" and "expert") in the yaboot configuration file, that defines the preferred Desktop Environment?

Or failing that, can the instructions be changed (similar to the "video=ofonly" instruction) to tell people about a boot-time option to set the preferred DE?

Best of all, of course, would be to have tasksel provide a menu option to let the user pick at runtime whether to use gnome or kde or xfce or whatever, but that's been discussed before.

Just thinking...


[*] Having only tried the PowerPC and amd64 installers, I don't have any data on other architectures. Does anybody know how, for example, SPARC or MIPS handle this problem?

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