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 LiveCD with installer
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Is it realy so hard to do an installer for the LiveCD?

I mounted a LiveCD-ISO and find a big rootfs.img. Mostly all works ok after booting the LiveCD into RAM.

Here is my sugestion how to do an installer:

1. it has to have gparted so the user can setup his harddrive
2. it copies all files of the rootfs.img to the user defined harddrive partition
3. it installs grub

or did I miss some?
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Created: 2006-12-28 17:16
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 Re: LiveCD with installer
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As discussed on IRC, there are a few, albeit small, differences between the paldo Live CD and an installed system. The most important ones could be corrected with a simple script but you'd still miss some files that have been removed from the Live CD in order to save some space. We could mark those packages for reinstallation, though, so that the next upkg-upgrade will fix the problem. Getting a basic installation working should really not be that complicated, it just hasn't been done yet.
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Created: 2006-12-28 18:56
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 Re: LiveCD with installer
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... maybe I'll come up with one. Is there a documentation how to edit the livecd to add/remove packages? For example if I write the installer in gambas, gambas must be installed on the livecd and also the binary of the installer.
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Created: 2006-12-29 00:03
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 Re: LiveCD with installer
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The Live CD gets built by Upkg, too, the specification is in the package "paldo-live-cd". The interesting part is in its main dependency "paldo-live", there you can add packages by adding them to the dependency list. You can just save the modified paldo-live specification in your local repository and then build the Live CD with upkg-bootstrap paldo-live-cd. You have to make sure that your local repository is listed above the paldo repository in upkg.conf.
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Created: 2006-12-30 13:23
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 Re: LiveCD with installer
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Yes, I'll try that. Seems I've to remove some packages to get some space for my stuff

Well in this point of view it is really simple to do it ...
I like UPKG now even more.
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Created: 2007-01-01 11:49
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 Re: LiveCD with installer
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I'm installing Gentoo atm on my laptop. Maybe we can look into their installer. Gentoo is almost the same as paldo. They using an GTK+ installer with sh-scripts.

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/releng/installer/
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Created: 2007-01-09 14:46
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 Re: LiveCD with installer
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Here is the source of the GTK-Installer of Gentoo.

http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/gli/

It is coded with python.

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Created: 2007-01-24 14:05 | Modified: 2007-01-24 14:14 by Amnon82
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