Graphical installer for the alternate CD?

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at
Mon Sep 24 21:13:51 UTC 2007

On 9/24/07, Tormod Volden <lists.tormod at> wrote:
> Michael R. Head <burner <at>> writes:
> > The obvious suggestion is to use the alternate CD, but a graphical
> > installer that has lower system resources would be nice. Or even if the
> > Desktop CD had a boot mode that could launch the GUI installer using
> > directfb-gtk (is that still around anymore?) without loading all of X
> > and the entire desktop.
> What I have been doing on my 240MB (256MB minus 16MB for the graphics
> card)
> laptop is to log in to a "Failsafe xterm" session and launch ubiquity from
> there. This way to skip the gnome circus has always made it. You might
> prefer to
> start the metacity& window manager before starting ubiquity.
> Maybe this would be easy enough to add as an option to the gdm session
> selection?
> Tormod

Same here, I think there's a need for a console-based Ubiquity installer,
and a need for it to be accessible on the isolinux boot prompt

"object-oriented programming is really just a common sense extension of
structured programming" - Roger Sessions
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