+1 for handling alternate CD as a "main" distribution, with an option to switch to LiveCD+Ubiquity for those who install Lubuntu on more resource-rich configurations.
Regards, Mikhail 2011/3/31 Jorge Andrés Alvarez Oré <winningl...@gmail.com> > +1 alternate CD > It´s suppose that the minimal memory for use Lubuntu is 192MB, but with > 256MB to install it, it´s impossible to use it with a very old computer. > > My suggestion it´s to share a text install (alternate CD) by default. > Anyway now Lubuntu isn't for beginners Linux user, so with a text install no > body will be complicated. (My experience: the first Linux distro that i > install [Ubuntu 7.04], i installed with the alternate CD, with my 256MB of > ram memory [and Pentium 4 celeron] was impossible to install with GUI. Even > if was my first install i could do it without a problem. The installations > it´s intuitive. > Sorry for my English. > > 2011/3/30 PCMan <pcman...@gmail.com> > >> Text based installer + 1. >> The alternate CD with console-based UI is good enough IMO if it can >> have l10n user interface. >> Windows installer has long been text-based since windows 3.1 and it's >> still text-based in windows xp. Nobody complains of this so why should >> we insist that there should be a graphical one? >> Yes, if you boot from Windows xp installer cd on a machine without OS, >> you'll enter text-based installer. The GUI part is only available >> after the basic system is set up. >> >> Actually, we can do the same. >> The text-based installer (part I) only installs base system and core >> components and then reboot and automatically login X11 with a super >> user. After boot, a GUI-based installer (part II) is launched and >> continues the remaining parts. This can make things much easier. >> >> The only problem with this approach is, we cannot have a good >> GUI-based UI for partitioning. Windows XP handle this in text-mode, >> too. However, I see no real problem here. The rationale is quite >> simple. >> >> Users who doesn't know how to use text-based UI are also the ones that >> will almost always choose "automatic partitioning". Others who like to >> use "customized" and "manual partitioning" are definitely advanced >> power users who don't need a GUI installer. >> So don't put 80% of development resources to do what only 20% people need. >> >> Please, if someone know how to work with the text-based debian >> installer, consider this approach. Let's set up a base system with the >> text-based one, and continue the remainng parts in a GUI installer >> after rebooting into X11. This is also what Windows does. >> >> Comments? >> >> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Jean-Pierre Vidal Piesset >> <jpx...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> Unfortunately, it will be very difficult to reduce the memory >> footprint >> >> >> of the installer for 11.04. >> >> >> >> The other question this poses is, is it really necessary to have a >> >> graphical installer as the default for Lubuntu? >> > >> > Some time ago, there was a question on the mailing list "What do you >> expect >> > from Lubuntu" and i think that a very important point is "it will go >> where >> > Ubuntu can't" or something like that. >> > A graphical installer is something that we do only one time (in theory) >> so >> > if it's a little "ugly" (text) IMHO i don't see the problem. >> > -- >> > jpxsat >> > >> > _______________________________________________ >> > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop >> > Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org >> > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop >> > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >> > >> > >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop >> Post to : email@example.com >> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop >> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >> > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > >
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