20050315 DVD Installtion Report

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 16 03:19:02 UTC 2005

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:28:10PM -0500, Matt Galvin wrote:

> * The installer tests the network repositories even though it never uses
> them for the installtion. I know they will get used later on when the
> system is up and for getting the latest updates, but (maybe I am off a
> little) isn't the point of the DVD install to not "need" the network at
> installtion time at all (normally) since all the supported packages are on
> the DVD. The user will get the updates when the system comes up via
> Synaptic and/or the update manager. Maybe it should test for them here,
> just a suggestion.

Currently it does nearly everything the same way that the CD does, for the
sake of simplicity.  If we were to delay the network archive configuration
until later, that would be new code to write, test and debug.

We're considering making this work more elegantly for the next release.

> * The DVD gets ejected upon reboot even though it is still needed to
> complete the installation. I know this is just the way it works for
> now but "other" OS's that still need the disc do not eject it. The
> "other" OS's just don't boot off the CD it boots into the base system
> and completes the installtion so long as a key is not pressed. Maybe
> the bootloader on the CD can somehow detect this on a soft reboot --
> maybe based on something left in /tmp/half_done_with_install. Just a
> suggestion based on half a thought ;). It's not a big deal, just an
> inconvienience to the user.

The disc should not be needed to complete the installation; if you were
prompted for it, that's an indication of a bug.  Can you elaborate?

 - mdz

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