@manuel said in Cnchi - Bug hunting (and enhancements, too):
Save downloaded packages to the installer USB stick for later use (like installing into many machines in a row, download packages only once!).
Spoiler alert! This is already coded in version 0.16!
You can use an usb stick, an usb harddisk or an extra internal harddisk for this… but you can’t use the same disk where you’re installing.
Partitioning: I’d like to see as a default choice that everything is put into only one partition (/), i.e. no separate /boot, /home, or /swap (instead, swapfile if swap is needed). That would be easier for many, including newcomers.
Choosing to add a /boot partition was necessary when we started coding Cnchi because grub was unable to boot without it in a disk with lvm volumes. Now this is not a restriction anymore, so we could remove it. Could you please add an issue in github with this one?
I’d like having /home as an option in the automatic installation, so if you don’t give me more reasons I’d say no to this one, sorry.
Swap. Last time I checked btrfs couldn’t do swapfiles, so we have to take this into account. I’ve heard that Ubuntu defaults to a swap file (anybody can confirm this?). We could discuss this a little more… I’m not against it. Again… please fill up an issue.
Initial location selection based on IP address? Now we have to search for a list of countries to determine location in cnchi.
This is already done for the timezone… wouldn’t be difficult to do for the location too if we had a database with this info… an issue? pretty please?
Offer some choices for graphics drivers, like nvidia vs. nouveau, discrete vs. integrated, etc. ?
We implemented this, but Optimus nvidia cards where detected as “current” nvidia and it suggested installing the nvidia driver with its default setup… which caused a lot of problems. I decided to hide this option. We could go back to this code and review it. Again, sorry to ask you again, but please add an issue to github.
It would be amazing to make use of gparted inside…
I don’t see an easy way to do this… maybe we simply could add an option that opens gparted?
all together the cnchi window could be bigger or sizable!
By design it’s not resizable nor bigger. We could talk about making it bigger but not about making it resizable, sorry.
I am on your side with do not put to much options to the installer, but an option to get basic energy savings for mobile devices aka Notebooks would be a very good one.
I agree. Could you please add the issue in github? If not I’m sure I’ll forgot about this one.
Thank you all!!!