[Lubuntu-comms] Fwd: One Button Installer, 'OBI'

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Fri Sep 13 22:19:08 UTC 2013


One Button Install is just that. Same as popping in a XP / Vista / Win7 /
Win8 disk.... One button, install the system :D No arguments etc.
Wonderfully simple.


On 13 September 2013 22:58, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com> wrote:

> On 09/13/2013 02:41 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> 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
> Nio:
> Thanks for the additional information.
> You might want to include a warning (if you don't have it already) that
> the installation will reformat the entire (selected?) drive, destroying all
> existing partitions on that drive.
> If I hadn't thought carefully about this before trying it, I would have
> wreaked havoc on the unfortunate machine I used it on.
> I think a good behavior for it, would be that if it saw multiple
> partitions on the target drive, it would allow the user to choose one of
> them for installation (Windows 7 upgrade does something like that).
> Of course, if you have to implement an OS-prober (like what GRUB does),
> that could be a lot of work.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
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