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Re: Debian installer [Was: Re: Support for amd64 on ftp.debian.org?]

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 12:42:26PM +0200, Frederik Schueler wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 06:14:51PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> > | Furthermore DI needs devfs in a couple of places, it was designed 
> > | around it. The partitioner for example uses it to find the disks. 
> > | Without devfs, DI simply is non-functional. 
> > 
> > That's not quite true.  The m68k people need to use a 2.2 kernel
> > (hence no devfs), and have hacked their way around it.
> Well, we might be able to create a DI then, but IMHO this leads us to a 
> dead road: we would hack scripts we will not use anymore as soon as DI 
> is 2.6 enabled, having to redo the work then.

The road which Debian as a whole would profit most from is to help port
d-i to 2.6 along with porting it to amd64 I guess.


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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