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FS#30810 - Request to include the Arch_Install_Scripts WIKI page in ISO

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Opened by Tom Wizetek (MajorTom) - Monday, 23 July 2012, 01:31 GMT
Last edited by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 18:39 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version testbuild (specify!)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No


Please include the Arch_Install_Scripts WIKI page in a plain text format either in /root or /home/arch. The former location would probably be a better choice since we autologin as root from inittab anyway. I think it'd provide helpful information especially now that the ncurses installer has been dropped. Make it a 'README' file or similar.
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Closed by  Pierre Schmitz (Pierre)
Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 18:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Monday, 23 July 2012, 14:58 GMT
There is elinks on live-enviroment, so you can read it online ;)
Comment by Tom Wizetek (MajorTom) - Monday, 23 July 2012, 15:06 GMT
Some will need to read the document first to get to the step describing how to get online. C'mon now.
Comment by Andrew (DSpider) - Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 14:52 GMT
Setting up an internet connection from the command-line is really not that difficult. I think it should be the very first thing you do (especially since it's a "netinstall") instead of mounting partitions and the other stuff that follow.
Comment by A. Bosch (progandy) - Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 15:12 GMT
I agree that the netinstall could include instructions to set up the internet connection, especially for a wireless network. Maybe even some bash scripts where you only have to fill in your network information. There is no need for the complete wiki page, though.
(I suggest adding netcfg to the image, and) a welcome message that references the manpages for netcfg, netcfg-profiles and the installation guide in the wiki.
Edit: Missed that netcfg is already there. What else do you need?
Comment by Tom Wizetek (MajorTom) - Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 17:00 GMT
I really fail to see the reason for resisting to include one plain text file in the ISO. How can it possibly affect anything in any negative way? At this point I can only see the benefits but please feel free to present your arguments.
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 18:15 GMT
Confused looks like one want to include a complete wiki page Arch_Install_Scripts, others want to include a set of steps to configure network (Wired, Wireless, PPPoE, ...).
netcfg is already in the live-enviroment.