First of all Hi to everybody and thanks a lot for inviting me.
I would vote for a LiveCD which can be used to install the system.
You could add another cheatcode to the LiveCD, which would fire up a text based installer. In the boot menu there could be another install options which selects that cheatcode or like on arch you have to launch the installer yourself and the CD only loads the shell.
I don't mind having a graphical installer too, but the problem with them is that they may not always run and are more work.
We can just offer on the LiveCD's desktop/ menu a graphical installer. But I think for the beginning it's better to concentrate onto text-based installer.
I'm thinking about a bootmenu like this:
1: Codename Alcoholix Live
2: Codename Alcoholix Live - safe-graphics mode
3: Codename Alcoholix Live - text mode
(4: Codename Alcoholix Live - text mode installer)
1 + 2: load the LiveCD and boot to a grahpical X environment (+ shortcut to GUI installer if available)
3: loads the text mode and you can launch installer with setup
4: loads the installer directly via the cheatcode
It would also be possible to check for that cheatcode (they can be accessed anytime by /proc/cmdline) during the autostart of the DE and to autostart the graphical installer in that case.
A thing to consider for the installer is the possibility to choose what to install.
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Did anybody invite Akuna and did ask him if he wanted to do a LiveCD for us? I would of course help him again.