d-i support for USB target media
I recently installed Sarge to a USB hard disk and had to jump through a
few hoops to do it ... here's the install report.
Basically, d-i doesn't currently support installing to bootable USB
devices, the appropriate USB modules are not automagically added to the
target system's initrd so the disk is never found and the boot fails.
I was wondering, is installing to a USB device something that the debian
installer is supposed to do? Or have the USB modules been deliberately
excluded for some reason?
I looked on the Wiki and web site but this problem doesn't seem to be
mentioned, so I'm not sure if it these USB modules are deliberately
disabled or if it is a simple oversight.
If it is something that d-i should support, and it's just a simple
oversight, I would consider thinking about creating a patch for it (not
that I have any idea about d-i particularly, but I can learn... ;-)