The Glaux Operating System Project

Installer Design

Contents on Installation CD

The installation CD provides:

All of the above are "generic" per each processor architecture, which means they don't assume any specific processor model. More precisely, only instructions available on all processor models of a target architecture are used.

Installation Process

The installation process of the Glaux operating system involves creating dedicated partitions on the drive, copying the source and the "immediate representations" to a standard path and finishing compilation from the "intermediate representations". This ensures that the installed system can either be optimised for a specific processor model, or be compiled for "generic" in case of a portable installation.

Afterwards, user accounts are set up and various settings are tuned. Finally, the user may continue using the live system or reboot into the newly installed system.