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Re: Please test debian-installer rc1 images

On 2008-11-07 15:17 +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> debian-installer rc1 is going to be announced officially next week.
> However, the images for ARM are already available.  I'm now looking
> for people who are interested in testing these installer images.
> If you have a spare ARM machine or want to reinstall your machine for
> some reason (for example to move from arm to armel), please use the
> installer images from the following location and report problems to
> this list:
> http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-armel/current/images/
> The images here will work on Thecus N2100 (iop32x), GLAN Tank (iop32x),
> QNAP TS-109/TS-209 and TS-409 (orion5x), HP mv2120 (orion5x) and Linksys
> NSLU2 (ixp4xx) with a USB Ethernet adapter.
> If you have a Linksys NSLU2 but no USB Ethernet adapter, you can
> download an image that contains the proprietary IXP4xx microcode:
> http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/files/tmp/daily.img

OK. I just did an armel install on my slug.

I only had one significant problem. There was an early question asking what
extra components I wanted to install. I chose lvm2-udeb (IIRC) as I
like lvm but that resulted in the install hanging at 'loading extra
componenets'. It may just have been going incredibly slowly but I left
it for a fair while (half an hour?).

re-running the install without that option it all went fine, but I
didn't get an obvious opportunity to use LVM.

Apart from that, and the fact that it took forever, the docs were
spot-on and it all went very well. 

Principal hats:  Balloonz - Toby Churchill - Aleph One - Debian

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