Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Re: Ubiquity Proposal - Add "minimal" setup with kernel parameter

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017, at 11:28 AM, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 1:09 PM, Carl Richell <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Mathieu,

"Minimal" will contain the least amount necessary to install the OS. We also prefer off-line installs with minimal which would remove options to download updates or install 3rd party software during install. This requires adding language packs to the iso when using minimal.

Why could this not be a variation on the OEM install type instead?

This would be an additional option to use a minimal set of Ubiquity screens. "Minimal" and "OEM" could both be chosen. Ubuntu or KDE could use a separate tool for user configuration if they so chose and reduce duplication between the installer and user configuration. OEM could use just OEM or both if they preferred GNOME Initial Setup.

I think I failed to express myself clearly enough: how does this proposal differ from an "OEM" install? It seems to me that it does not. Why is it not feasible to modify OEM mode to use GNOME Initial Setup? Why do we need a separate new option? Ignore the fact that GNOME Initial Setup is GNOME-specific and might not be the best tool for other flavours; what difference exists in the workflow of what you're trying to do vs. what OEM mode currently does?

You're right! This is basically OEM mode but with the download updates and restricted extras removed.

Yes, we have an installer sprint coming up at the end of August. There will be work folks can review.

Great! Feel free to ask if you have questions; we have the #ubuntu-installer IRC channel just for that.

Awesome. Thanks!