More possibillities during Installation

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More possibillities during Installation

Postby wubuntu on Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:23 am

Hi,

is it possible to add a Step in Ubiquity where Users could choose their preferred applications?
e.g. thunderbird or evolution, epiphany/firefox/swiftweasel, openoffice/abiword/gnumeric and so on?

What do you think about that?


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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby Husse on Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:58 pm

Thanks for the suggestion
We will have to use the Ubuntu Ubiqity a while still. As I understand it it's pretty difficult to make changes to it...
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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby Kynan on Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:02 pm

I actually thought about this as well but i think problem that you would have is you would have to include a lot of alternative programs on the CD and this makes fitting the distro on a CD quite difficult.. unless the option is to install the alternatives online and download them..

I suppose the advantage would be that you don't have to go and uninstall say Amarok if you wanted Exaile by default instead.
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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby Fred on Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm

Another possibility to avoid a multiple cd/dvd download would be a modified network install. Of course this has some negative down sides for people without broadband.

I have always thought it would be interesting to have a kind of design-your-own distro set up. Have a small fast base system and a small set of essential choices with defaults as part of the install process. Then after installation have a separate routine that could be run that would give multiple choices with descriptions and recommendations in multiple categories that would include everything but the kitchen sink, so to speak. lol These of course would be downloaded and installed from the repositories.

This of course would require some major rewrite of the live cd installer. and much work on the Mint program installer or maybe a new tool altogether.

Just a idea.

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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby shishKabober on Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:08 pm

my 2$ worth... (inflation)

A de-select option list after the all-important Fortune selection menu could make that section seem more worthwhile.

Yea, I don't really want more than 1 CD worth of basic installation, but selecting some "additional" software to be qued-up for installation after the install would have a nice user feel I think.
-- If it's on-disk good, else download , then update the remainder of the install.

I would NOT like the full repository displayed, as in my first Red-Hat install many years ago -- I had NO idea what anything was - very intimidating.

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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby locutus on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:45 pm

I would like an option of where (or if) to install grub. MBR or partition, eg.
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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby Husse on Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:13 pm

I would like an option of where (or if) to install grub

It has been there all the time - just a bit hidden
At the last screen during install where it's summed up there is an "Advanced" button in the lower right hand corner.
You can choose where to install grub
(or if)

No good idea not to install it - you want to be able to start Mint won't you?
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Re: More possibillities during Installation

Postby Kynan on Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:25 pm

@locutus
If you like to not have to see the grub menu or just to have a nice graphical program to edit the menu.lst file for you, take a look at StartUp Manager (SUM).

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It has a lot of congig options and i find it works well. I would like to see it installed by default as i know alot of people when they first use mint they dual boot with windows and they would like to change the default boot option from mint to windows or maybe to set the default time out reading and using a graphical program is alot less intimidating then going to the terminal and changing values of a config file and i think probably alot safer.. What do you think?

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/S ... 7320.shtml
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