[ILUG] New Linux Distro (Possibly.. ;)
fergal at esatclear.ie
Thu Nov 1 13:06:49 GMT 2001
Mandrake (and I think Redhat) have an option to write out the install config
to a floppy, although I think Mandrake only offers this _after_ the install,
So all you need to do is patch their installers to write out the seetings to
the root partition before install and make sure they give the choice of
loading them in again at the beginning of an install.
Patch what's already 99.999% there,
On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 12:41:04PM +0000, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-11-01 at 17:15, AJ McKee wrote:
> > Yeah I am interested, myself an Ruairi were talking about this recently. We
> > wanted to build something that was light weight but robust enough and had
> > good overall security.
> > Can't code for the life of me (never really tried) but can do some stuff
> > especially with apache/tomcat/jboss
> <hungover rant>
> What would be useful is a distro with a bulletproof installer. ie one
> which can continue after a catastrophic failure and remember stuff like
> what packages you chose for installation and what way you want your hard
> disk partitioned. I installed Mandrake 8.1 recently and after spending
> more than an hour ticking boxes to get the package installation
> just right, the installer crashed (RPM errors). Some guy on the register
> is having extreme trouble just getting RH 7.2 installer to finish
> without crashing:
> This is an issue that won't go away until it's fixed. I'd be willing
> to work on implementing this.
> </hungover rant>
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