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Call for m68k/atari debian-installer testers

Unofficial debian-installer (d-i) test images are available for 
m68k/atari at <http://people.debian.org/~smarenka/d-i/test/atari/>.

You need a minimum of something like 24 MB of ram to test these images.

The home page for d-i has pointers to the Installation HOWTO and 
Manual at <http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/>. 

The images include nativehd (for launching under an atari os), cdrom
(should work with beta 4 cdroms), and floppy (which should be bootable).

All the images should work with either a 2.2 or 2.4 kernel. I'd
particularly like to know if the 2.4 kernel works, since the 2.2 kernel
may get dropped from sarge.

The cdrom iso can be found at
The netinst contains d-i + base; the businesscard contains d-i only.
The initrd's found on the cdrom are not setup for use with atari.

Partman, the default partitioner in beta 4 does not support atari.
If you don't need to partition, it should work fine. An alternative
partitioner which uses atari-fdisk (partitioner/partconf), is available
from the main menu (either back out of partman or boot with

To get full support for atari partitioning in d-i, we need atari support 
in libparted <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=239816>.

Please send feedback to me. Although feel free to go to 
debian-boot@lists.debian.org if it's about something that shouldn't be 
specific to m68k or atari.

As far as I know, these images have never been tested. I'd like to
get them working before adding atari to the daily builds and perhaps
beta 5.

I've completed as much of the m68k/atari port of debian-installer as I
can for now. The rest is up to you.

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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