[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 RC - Installation from a DVD with a beginner point of sight
alien at rmail.be
Thu May 10 19:24:19 CEST 2012
Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 18:51:45 schreef Wolfgang Bornath:
> 2012/5/10 Maarten Vanraes <alien at rmail.be>:
> > Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 18:16:11 schreef Wolfgang Bornath:
> >> 2012/5/10 Maarten Vanraes <alien at rmail.be>:
> >> > Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 13:08:33 schreef Pierre Jarillon:
> > [...]
> >> >> 3- After the installation, it should be great to have a screen
> >> >> saying: - you may select the sources of software and for example,
> >> >> unselect the CD/DVD, add the non-free, the tainted and their updates
> >> >> which are necessary to allow flash and mp4.
> >> >
> >> > I think it might be nice for a screen there (before updates) to select
> >> > cdrom (by default off), network sources (by default on) and maybe a
> >> > few subcheckboxes below (nonfree, tainted, backports) which could be
> >> > unselected by default. Possibly an advanced window here to have
> >> > manual selection of mirror.
> >> Not possible for people who do not have network up during installation
> >> (lots of wifi users).
> > imho the network shouldn't need to be up to select this:
> > this is what you'd get:
> > [ ] DVD
> > [X] Network
> > [X] Updates
> > [ ] Backports
> > [ ] Nonfree
> > [ ] Tainted
> Network must be up to download the hdlists. Otherwise you need to
> change the whole system, like after reboot after installation check
> continuously for network ceonnection (until success) and then download
> the hdlists.
> You also need a network connection to select a dedicated mirror.
> > there could even be a detection that if network is down, DVD would also
> > be selected.
> > i see no reason why we should not enable network sources if there's no
> > network, shouldn't it fallback to the DVD then?
> This makes no sense because the needed packages of tainted and
> non-free are not on the DVD anyway. And as soon as the user reboots he
> has to unmark the DVD anyway.
> Of course, everything is possible, but the question is whether it
> makes sense to do such major "refactoring". The setting up of sources
> is almost automatical once you rebooted your system. A popup of the
> update icon will tell you that there is no sources configured yet. If
> you answer with "Yes" to the related question, the setup will be done
> with mirrorlist. See: newbie-friendly. All you have to do then is to
> activate the non-free and tainted repos, which is (as already written)
> an "opt-in" task and can't be done by default.
you have a point, i forgot that we have the popup no sources configured.
imho maybe we can change this popup to have extra opt-in checkboxes for
nonfree and tainted
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