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Re: Debian 5.0 armel installation question

First trap versatile image is initramfs and not initrd. So I integrated the cpio archive into my kernel and booted the Debian installer. But it is really netboot. The first thing it makes is to detect network hardware. Then networking will be configured so first packages are downloaded from one of the mirrors. I don't find any option to make installation from the CD/DVD. What is the main difference between "cdrom" and "netboot" versions? Can it be configured within cpio via changing some scripts or so?

Best regards,

Riku Voipio wrote:
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 01:09:32PM +0100, Yegor Yefremov wrote:
For Etch I used initrd.gz from netwinder, but as far as I understand it supports only ARM and not EABI ARM. I need a "cdrom" installer and not the "netboot" one. What were the best way to install Lenny on my device?

What you want is a versatile image:


See the unnoficial howto:


My (limited) impression is that the netboot image should support any debian cd/dvd
image available, as long as the kernel and bootloader initrd have already been loaded
via other means.

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