[Dev] Rework of the ARM installation guide

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Tue May 1 07:07:20 GMT 2018

On Tue, 2018-05-01 at 00:28 +0200, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> Why was this approach taken? Is it because there is often only one
> storage device (a microSD) which cannot act as an installer/live
> system and the system being installed at the same time?

i can not say for certain but i assume that is one reason - also it is
surely much simpler to clone the image in one command and be done with
it - i think wase of use was the prime concern[1] - but there is
nothing preventing one from manually partitioning and doing a chroot
install the hard way if that is desired for more advanced users

but still, you keep using the word "installer" - what you are
describing is not an installer - it sounds like what you are describing
is a bootable "live" environment - that is not the same as an installer
- an installer is a standalone executable or set of scripts that
install the system automatically without typing any commands manually -
you could have such an installer with or without any live bootable
system - the parabola ARM image does not have an installer

[1]: https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1627
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