Our new Experimental Installer

If you have been keeping up-to-date with our blog posts and/or our podcast (which you can listen to here), then you probably know about how Drauger OS Version 7.5.1 has been delayed due to issues with system installers. In order to see how feasible making our own system installer is, we are starting work on it!

As of time of writing, the majority of the installer is done. We are beginning to do internal testing to see how buggy it is and how to fix those bugs. If you want to keep up with our progress, you can check out our installer, called simply system-installer on our GitHub.

So far, you can expect a lot of bugs. We cannot support keyboard layouts just yet as we work on how to tackle this issue. Also, we expect the partitioner will have issues with knowing what drive to install to on systems with more than 2 drives in it, especially where those drives are all the same size. Once we get the installer up and working, we plan to do extensive testing internally as we work on and perfect it.

If you are interested in helping beta test, hop on our Discord Server or our Telegram Development Group and let us know.

We are also looking at incorporating several novel features, such as a fast install feature that reads your installation preferences from a properly formatted config file. There will be a default config file, but support will be added for custom config files later on.

For now, it’s just a mess of BASH and Python scripts, but we hope this mess will give rise to a well-made and reliable installer for future Drauger OS versions.

If you enjoy reading our blog posts, we suggest checking out the Drauger OS Podcast on Spotify, PocketCasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, and other podcast distributors for even more information. We’re still figuring out how to do things but it’s making great progress. It’s also a great way to support us since we take sponsors, and each time you listen to the sponsor spot, we get a little kick back from them.

So, if you want to help support Drauger OS, but don’t have the money, go listen to our podcast! If you don’t have the time, consider donating to our PayPal, or buying us some of the hardware we need from our Amazon Wish list, or even picking up some of our merch. And, if you know how to program, or are proficient in a language other than English, or enjoy writing, we could use some developers, translators, and people to handle documentation (we desperately need help handling documentation 😁️). So no matter who you are, if you want to contribute, there is a way to do it.

Sincerely,

Thomas Castleman

Lead Dev

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