Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/07/1996 16:48:54
>I can't really think of a good reason to put people into an editor in
>the install process, however...

Strange, I'd have thought a simple editor, with on-screen instructions
such as Chris outlines,  would be a splendid way for  CoolInstall(tm)
to let the user specify:

	0) size of each partition
	1) source of installation sets (ftp server, NFS pathname, local
	   pathname, whatever...)
	2) hostname
	3) IP address(es) and netmask(s)
	4) default gateway
	5) DNS servers
	6) mail hub, if selected.

though for space reasons, the coolnes level might rise a lot
after where to put /usr is established and it's unpacked (if
necessary) and mounted.

I suppose it's too late to change the name of the project to