On Mon, 2010-10-11 at 17:39 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> Comparing the Ubuntu 10.04 DVD installer (which I use a couple of weeks
> ago) to Fedora 13 DVD installer is like comparing the Cessna to a Boeing
> Sure, both can accomplish the same task. Read: transporting people from
> one airport to another, but lets see you try transporting 400 peoples
> from London to NY using a Cessna...
> The same logic applies to the Ubuntu installer: As long as you require a
> fairly basic -desktop- configuration (Read: No fancy storage, no LVM, no
> fancy setup source [nfs, dvd, http], -very- basic encryption, standard
> software set and repository selection, etc), the Ubuntu installer is a
> great tool, but once you need something complex, you're screwed.
That's all true. I've found the Ubuntu installer looks /very/ polished
and nice for very common install cases, but I always use LVM on every
install that I do, and last time I did a VM install of Ubuntu, I had to
switch to a VT and get LVM sorted on the command line. Not super user
friendly as compared with Anaconda. Other installers were even more of a
joke doing this stuff. Tried doing LVM on Gentoo?
Things like LVM and
VNC do really matter, and not just for "Enterprise" users. You don't
need to use LVM w/wo RAID, you can just do bare partitions if you don't
care about being able to do anything useful with your disks at all
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