#8 New installer development

3.3
closed
2014-07-12
2013-04-07
No

As remastersys starts getting to simple for our needs and each update causes trouble to the update process, the time has come to create a dedicated installer for Sparky.

We should be able to customize the installation process to include the following changes while installing (not necessarily in that order):

  • disk partitioning;
  • tool set choosing (desktop (aka ultra), "gamestop" (aka "gameover"), core, CLI, etc.);
  • desktop environment choosing (LXDE, E17, JWM and other that we support);
  • kernel choice with auto-detection (x86 with/without PAE, x86_64);
  • user configuration;
  • file, packages and GRUB2 installation;

Some of the bugs that will be fixed:

  • proper fstab file creation (the remastersys installer creates an invalid file which results in invalid mouting of partitions other than root);
  • MBR and GPT partition table handling (remastersys handles only MBR);
  • working GRUB installation partition selection (remastersys ignores installation to partitions and always chooses MBR);

Discussion

  • Peter "MoroS" Mrożek

    • Description has changed:

    Diff:

    --- old
    +++ new
    @@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
     We should be able to customize the installation process to include the following changes while installing:
      - kernel choice: i386, i686 (PAE), Liquorix (unless it's reserved for "Game Over");
      - proper fstab file creation (the remastersys installer creates an invalid file which results in invalid mouting of partitions other than root);
    + - proper (non-proc based partition handling);
    + - proper partitioning handling;
    
    • status: open --> accepted
     
  • Peter "MoroS" Mrożek

    • summary: Installation customization --> New installer development
    • Description has changed:

    Diff:

    --- old
    +++ new
    @@ -1,5 +1,16 @@
    -We should be able to customize the installation process to include the following changes while installing:
    - - kernel choice: i386, i686 (PAE), Liquorix (unless it's reserved for "Game Over");
    - - proper fstab file creation (the remastersys installer creates an invalid file which results in invalid mouting of partitions other than root);
    - - proper (non-proc based partition handling);
    - - proper partitioning handling;
    +As remastersys starts getting to simple for our needs and each update causes trouble to the update process, the time has come to create a dedicated installer for Sparky.
    +
    +We should be able to customize the installation process to include the following changes while installing (not necessarily in that order):
    +
    + * disk partitioning;
    + * tool set choosing (desktop (aka ultra), "gamestop" (aka "gameover"), core, CLI, etc.);
    + * desktop environment choosing (LXDE, E17, JWM and other that we support);
    + * kernel choice with auto-detection (x86 with/without PAE, x86_64);
    + * user configuration;
    + * file, packages and GRUB2 installation;
    +
    +Some of the bugs that will be fixed:
    +
    + * proper fstab file creation (the remastersys installer creates an invalid file which results in invalid mouting of partitions other than root);
    + * MBR and GPT partition table handling (remastersys handles only MBR);
    + * working GRUB installation partition selection (remastersys ignores installation to partitions and always chooses MBR);
    
     
  • Peter "MoroS" Mrożek

    • Milestone: 2.0 --> 3.2
     
  • Peter "MoroS" Mrożek

    Closing. 3.3 has a new installer based on SolydXK's (and Mint's) installer. There's still a few things to be done, but Pavroo made sure that the core features are in place.

     
  • Peter "MoroS" Mrożek

    • status: accepted --> closed
    • Milestone: 3.2 --> 3.3
     

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