Noob question - install from shell?

I have an older laptop that had Calculate Desktop on it in the past. I need to do a new install and I’m having trouble installing Calculate on a new hard drive using any of the graphical options (system hangs). I turned off X and it all seems good (I get a shell prompt and a suggestion on how to configure networking).

While in the shell, I can’t find anything that looks like an installer. What do I need to do to start the install process from the command line using the XFCE Desktop DVD?

Hi !
You can use the cl-install command !

For example :

cl-install -d /dev/sda1 -d /dev/sda2:/home -d /dev/sda3:swap -u yourusername

Others parameters (timezone, videodrivers) will be automatically selected (Installer finding your hardware)
Root and user password will asked after (before installation, but after validating the command)

Quick usage of cl-install command :

usage: cl-install [-l LOCALE] [--timezone TIMEZONE] [--iso IMAGE] [-s SYSTEM] [--march ARCH] [-U [ON/OFF]] [-p [ON/OFF]] [-S AUTOPARTOPTS]
                  [-T TABLE] [--root-size SIZE] [--swap-size SIZE] [-D DEVICE] [-d DISK[[:MP[:FS[:FORMAT]]]]] [--uuid [ON/OFF]] [--mbr MBR]
                  [--uefi [ON/OFF]] [--scheduler SCHEDULER] [--netconf NETMANAGER] [--iface IFACE_SETTINGS] [--hostname HOSTNAME] [--ntp NTP]
                  [--dns DNS] [--domain-search DOMAINS] [--route NETROUTE] [--root-password] [-u USER[:GROUPS]] [-A USER] [-C [ON/OFF]]
                  [--audio AUDIO] [--audio-card CARD] [--video VIDEODRV] [--composite [ON/OFF]] [-X <width>x<height>] [--fb <width>x<height>]
                  [--grub-terminal TERMINAL] [-a [ON/OFF]] [-I INTERVAL] [--clean-pkg [ON/OFF]] [-o [ON/OFF]] [-f]

Language and locale:
  -l LOCALE, --locale LOCALE
                        set the locale ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --timezone TIMEZONE   set the timezone ('list' for displaying possible values)

  --iso IMAGE           ISO image for installation
  -s SYSTEM, --os SYSTEM
                        select the operation system ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --march ARCH          select the processor architecture ('list' for displaying possible values)
  -U [ON/OFF], --update [ON/OFF]
                        install the newer image only

Allocate drive space:
  -p [ON/OFF], --autopartition [ON/OFF]
                        autopartition options ('list' for displaying possible values)
  -T TABLE, --partition-table TABLE
                        set the partition table for autopartition ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --root-size SIZE      set the root partition size for autopartition
  --swap-size SIZE      set the swap partition size for autopartition
  -D DEVICE             set the device for autopartition ('list' for displaying possible values)

Mount points:
  -d DISK[[:MP[:FS[:FORMAT]]]], --disk DISK[[:MP[:FS[:FORMAT]]]]
                        DISK bound for installation will be mounted to the MP directory. To create a bind mount point, you have to specify
                        the source directory as DISK. To change the filesystem, you have to specify it as FS. FORMAT is used for the
                        specifying the need to format partition or not
  --uuid [ON/OFF]       use UUID (enabled by default)
  --mbr MBR             boot disk for the system bound for install ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --uefi [ON/OFF]       use UEFI boot
  --scheduler SCHEDULER
                        toggle the I/O scheduler ('list' for displaying possible values)

Network settings:
  --netconf NETMANAGER  network manager ('list' for displaying possible values)
                        Network interface, DHCP or IP address and network mask (example: --iface eth0:
  --hostname HOSTNAME   set either the short or the full hostname
  --ntp NTP             set the NTP server for the system
  --dns DNS             domain name server (comma-separated)
  --domain-search DOMAINS
                        search domains (comma-separated)
  --route NETROUTE      add a routing rule (specified as NETWORK:[GATEWAY][:DEV[:SOURCE]])

  --root-password       specify the root password
  -u USER[:GROUPS], --user USER[:GROUPS]
                        add a user to the installed system
  -A USER, --autologin USER
                        set an autologin for the user, 'off' for disable ('list' for displaying possible values)
  -C [ON/OFF], --crypt-home [ON/OFF]
                        encrypt user profiles

  --audio AUDIO         set the audio system ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --audio-card CARD     set the default audio ('list' for displaying possible values)

  --video VIDEODRV      set the video driver ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --composite [ON/OFF]  toggle composite (enabled by default)
  -X <width>x<height>   set the Xorg resolution ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --fb <width>x<height>
                        set the framebuffer resolution ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --grub-terminal TERMINAL
                        grub terminal ('list' for displaying possible values)

  -a [ON/OFF], --autocheck [ON/OFF]
                        automatically check updates
  -I INTERVAL, --autocheck-interval INTERVAL
                        set interval for the updates checking ('list' for displaying possible values)
  --clean-pkg [ON/OFF]  clean obsolete programs archives
  -o [ON/OFF], --update-other [ON/OFF]
                        update other overlays

Common arguments:
  -f, --force           silent during the process

cl-install was not in the directory I was placed into when booting the DVD without X. I ended up mounting it and searching through the directory structure till I found it.

I have since installed it and it works flawlessly. Thank you for the help!