[Techtalk] customized installation

Elwing elwing at elwing.org
Thu Apr 20 07:51:15 EST 2006


   Could you try the method explained here: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/ 

all you'd need to provide is the packagelist file.  Sounds like you  
need to have the base install done - which could be done with easy  


On Apr 19, 2006, at 5:15 PM, Carla Schroder wrote:

> On Wednesday 19 April 2006 1:39 pm, Elizabeth Krumbach wrote:
>> Re: [Techtalk] customized installation
>>  From: "Elizabeth Krumbach" <lyz at princessleia.com>
>>  To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
>> On Wed, April 19, 2006 12:52 am, Julie Bovee Hill said:
>>> Gentoo comes to mind. From the Gentoo main page at www.gentoo.org:
>>> "We produce Gentoo Linux, a special flavor of Linux that can be
>>> automatically optimized and customized for just about any  
>>> application
>>> or need. Extreme performance, configurability and a top-notch  
>>> user and
>>> developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience."
>> I probably wouldn't recommend Gentoo simply for the fact that Carla
>> suggested that older hardware might be used. Since Gentoo compiles
>> everything from source and that can take a very long time if your  
>> system
>> isn't pretty modern.
>> Carla, I'd go with Debian for this, the most basic install is  
>> *very* basic.
> Can you give me a pointer how to do it? I've been cruising the  
> debian docs,
> but all I find is FAI and that sure won't work for this. I'd rather  
> use
> debian if possible.
> I'm still leaning towards Fedora/Kickstart, because users can  
> simply copy my
> kewl kustom Kickstart file to configure their package selection.  
> It's quick n
> easy, all I'll have to teach is how to point the installer to  
> Kickstart.
> (modify the installation CD, usb key, floppy, ftp, etc.) I would  
> really like
> to start from a known, easily-duplicated installation. (sadly, it  
> is not an
> option to create a downloadable image.)
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