Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#14519 new enhancement

Minimal Install and Netinstall disk support.

Reported by: cb88 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: - General Version: R1/Development
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Description

The full blown install disks have blown past CD-R capacity. So, how about supporting something similar to Linux Net or Minimal installs. This is just an idea since most of the infrastructure to do it is here. So people can continue using CDs with the added advantage that they always get the latest updates even on an old install disk.

This could be live CD loaded in ram (unsupported as yet I think) + second or multiple package disks.

Boot to minimal livecd. Allow opening the network preflet from the Installer. And download packages directly from repo or perhaps another locally networked haiku machine I suggest this only occur were the user has logged into Haikudepot + also done so on the installing machine so packages are only pulled from the same user.

Sure, technically users of CDs can just download nightlies since they are smaller perhaps that would be workable if there were a release meta package that could be installed to convert a nightly to release?

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by pulkomandy

We could build a release using the nightly package set. But that means extra logistics, extra choices when downloading, extra complications.

We could easily remove some things from the release to make it fit a CD again, too (after all, the nighlies do fit).

I'd prefer people to spread a DVD with a few pre-selected goodies included, however.

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