SSH and the Ubuntu Server
robbie at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 18 18:34:58 GMT 2010
On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 16:22 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:08:47AM -0600, Robbie Williamson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 16:04 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:49:38AM -0500, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> > > > I think this screen is a good idea if in fact tasksel is moved to after
> > > > the first boot.
> > >
> > > We used to have a two-stage installer and it was a nightmare to maintain
> > > for several reasons. Since we moved to a single-stage installer several
> > > years back, we've burned all the necessary code with fire and enjoyed
> > > it. Please don't make me go back to that.
> > What if the Server team maintained the 2nd stage? Then we'd be making
> > life easier for you, right? ;)
> Er. :-)
> (In seriousness, any good-quality second stage would require some level
> of cooperation from the first stage. We tried that and it was awful.)
So I see the 1st stage as just installing the minimal server, then we
boot to a login prompt...user logs in and can either do his/her business
as desired or launch the 2nd stage (which they are told about in a 1st
boot motd-type message).
> Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
Robbie Williamson robbie at ubuntu.com
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