Fwd: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 20:41:56 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-13 22:02, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 09/13/2013 12:15 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> Update:
>> Three new tarballs are uploaded and easy to try with the OBI:-)
>> -rw-r--r-- 728648955 sep 12 08:23 tarballs/bodhi-230-nonpae.tar.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 858806740 sep 12 18:16 tarballs/xubuntu-precise.tar.gz
>> -rw-r--r-- 927991915 sep 13 16:41 tarballs/KubuntuPrecise.tar.gz
>> And I should add that GnomeClassic1204.tar.gz also contains the Unity
>> desktop (choose desktop at the log in screen). So there is a mixture of
>> small, medium and big foot-print desktop environments, or in other
>> words, more or less eye-candy. By the way, even KubuntuPrecise runs
>> fairly well in my old IBM Thinkpad T42 with Pentium M and 1.25 GB RAM.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
> Nio:
> I was thinking I might try this out.  But then I got thinking, realizing
> every one of my machines has multiple partitions, with multiple Linux
> systems on (and with Windows on several of them as well).
> With a "one button install", that doesn't give me a chance to specify
> partitioning.
> What is the behavior of your one-button-install with respect to multiple
> existing partitions, and multiple disk drives?
Hi Aere,

The purpose was and is to make it simple, very simple. There is 'no
button' for multiple partitions. The OBI uses and makes only one root
partition and one swap partition on one drive.

Maybe in the future I might make a modified and more advanced version.
I'm thinking of partitioning with gparted, and running the One Button
Installer afterwards. The unallocated space or the extended partition
might be used. Or specific partitions. Do you think many people (or even
most linux users) need dual or multiple boot?

But it can select drives, so if you have several drives, internal and
external, the OBI can select which one to use as target for the
installation. You can install to any of several internal drives or to a
USB HDD, USB pendrive, flash card or eSATA drive.

One interesting thing to make is a portable system on a USB pendrive or
a USB HDD (at least 4 GB for Lubuntu and Bodhi, at least 8 GB for the
other systems). A cheap USB 2 pendrive or flash card is rather slow, but
usually it works. (If it can boot with an iso file, it can boot with
grub, that is used with the OBI.)

Maybe you could use one computer temporarily for testing :-D

Best regards

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