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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 3:59 am    Post subject: Unattented Installation Reply with quote

I think it would be wonderful if there was a way to (easily) set gentoo up to go through the entire install process (starting at stage 1) without having to touch anything after the install has begun. It took me ~48hrs to compile and install the base system on my PPro-200.

Just my $.02
Btw, great work! Gentoo is my new favorite distro.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2002 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

48 hrs! and I thought my 16 hours was a toll!

heh.. but yeah, it would really help if there were an included shell script that automajically went through a majority of the commands. For example, the "customized" parameters should be denoted at the beginning of installation which would then be used throughout the installation.

does that make sense?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree most of the commands should be automated.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea... as static pointed out in another thread... if the information can be prompted for, or collected at the start (optimizations, use, etc.) then all of those commands chained (atleast the major ones, like boot strapping and system) it would be great if a system could be taken from stage1 -> 3 in one command (for sys admins and such).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and newbies
or the lazy ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and people with no hands!

<looks around and starts to sweat>
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And for virtually everyone else!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, as the two long ones are the bootstrap and emerge system, that can be automated, assuming nothing goes wrong.

Do the preliminary stuff, then, when you get to bootstrapping, just use the && (meaning once this command has completed successfully, move on to the next command). For example
Code:

cd /usr/portage
scripts/bootstrap.sh &&
export CONFIG_PROTECT="" &&
emerge system &&
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST /etc/localtime &&
emerge sys-kernel/gentoo-sources &&
cd /usr/src/linux &&
make menuconfig


I used EST because that's where I am. :) I'm also using the sequence that I have printed out, which is a week or so old--quickly as it changes, it might be slightly different.

Anyway, assuming nothing goes wrong, when you come back to it, you'll have your menuconfig menu waiting.

Scott
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

typeing in &&s takes too long! doh! 8O
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rsk wrote:
and people with no hands!

I am sure that if someone has the time, and ability (:wink:), that Gentoo would be more than happy to include it on the iso.
If I had time (finals next week) I would look into it, even though I don't know too much about scripting. It can't be all that difficult.... :?:

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here you go:
make this file called gentooinstall.sh

Code:
/usr/portage/scripts/bootstrap.sh &&
export CONFIG_PROTECT="" &&
emerge system &&
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST /etc/localtime &&
emerge sys-kernel/gentoo-sources &&
cd /usr/src/linux &&
make menuconfig


then customize it however you want, with timezone etc.
then ./gentooinstall.sh
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

although an included script to take you from step 1 onwards would definently be nice, i really hope gentoo keeps its setup-program-less cuz the level of control it gives you is just awesome...
call me a sick bastard but i actually reinstalled gentoo just cuz i liked how everything went :)
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sicko! :twisted:

as much fun as it was for me, too, I wouldn't dare do it again anytime soon with my dial up.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lain iwakura wrote:
sicko! :twisted:

as much fun as it was for me, too, I wouldn't dare do it again anytime soon with my dial up.


You installed Gentoo over a modem and you're calling other people sickos? Damn -- look in the mirror. You must like pain. :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, i suppose I am! :D but, getting gentoo by dun was the only way for me.
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