Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Jun 13 06:00:46 CDT 2009
On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 01:30 -0700, Eric Smith wrote:
> Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> > Suits me fine. I'd rather not have to pick my way through the
> > installer's brain-dead interface to set up things like LVM when I can
> > just get a minimal install up and configure LVM myself later. Since I
> > only ever use LVM for /home/ then not having it before the packages are
> > installed is no great loss...
> Some of us have more complicated configurations, and it's significantly
> more difficult to get them set up without the installer having support
> for them. But LVM is only one of many things they're dropping installer
> support for. In general, text-mode install looks like it is on the way
> out, and I'm complaining much more about that than about specific
> support for LVM.
Okay, but my point is more that if I'm doing anything more complex than
setting up a desktop I don't actually *want* the installer to try and
figure out what I want - I just want a very bare machine working with
vi, ssh and a network connection and the rest can go hang.
If I *am* setting up a desktop I use the Ubuntu livecd and rattle
through the graphical installer in two minutes, then spend the ten
minutes it takes actually installing poking about on the 'net.
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