Re: Whats with this new Debian installer?
Joey Hess wrote:
Carl Fink wrote:
The only real difference from the older boot-floppies is
autodetection of hardware, which almost works some of the time.
It works for about 95% of our users based on installation reports. I
expect that 90% of our users don't bother to file reports -- I've not
seen any from you.
Anyway, no, hardware autodetection is not the only new feature compared
to the boot floppies. Off the top of my head a few other user-visible
- automatic disk partitioning
- support for XFS, reiserfs, jfs
- booting from USB keychain
- wireless networking
- 2.6 kernel
- grub as the boot loader
- automatic detection of other OSes (linux, windows, etc) and
addition of working boot entires for these in the grub menu
- LVM support
- software RAID support
- support for firewire CD and ethernet
- supports installing from pcmcia CD drives
- support for RTL languages; translated to Arabic &etc
- remote-controlled installation over ssh (experimental except on s390)
- just 12 keypresses for a basic debian install
Now, this is what I call cool features :) thanks!