[CentOS] WUBI like process for CentOS ?

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 13:36:58 UTC 2008

Sven wrote:
> On 8/12/08, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>>  Hi,
> Hi Karanbir
> [...]
>>  Now the question: is there anyway to get something similar for CentOS ? or
>> is there a process that someone might follow to achieve the same or similar
>> result ?
> I am just curious. What is the use case for Wubi based installation of
> CentOS? IMHO is the CentOS installation process (also the Ubuntu one)
> very user friendly. The problem for most Windows users is the
> operation and daily use of Linux. They don't wish to use command line
> and miss their favorite software (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, etc).

I agree - I think that whilst features like this may be appealing to the 
goals of Ubuntu, they do not necessarily match the goals of the CentOS 
project. Anyone capable of installing that other popular OS should not 
have any problems with the CentOS installer. New users tend to struggle 
more with the concepts of disk partitioning, freeing space for the 
installation (if performing a dual boot install which is presumably the 
target audience for such an installer) and generally using the software 
once installed. I think anyone that *needs* a WUBI-type installer is 
going to struggle to configure and use CentOS once installed.

JMHO, but I would think other stuff like a ServerCD (or rebuilding 
FastTrack packages) would be higher on the project's list of priorities.

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