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Re: Debian 5.0 armel installation question

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 05:05:32PM +0100, Yegor Yefremov wrote:
> 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.

This is correct; the 'netboot' installer image does not contain the
necessary kernel modules and d-i components to retrieve software from

> 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?

If you boot the installer in expert mode, you should be able to select
additional udebs at some point. If I'm not mistaken, that list should
contain an entry 'cdrom-retriever'. If you enable that, you should be
able to install from CD-ROM.

Haven't tested that, however.

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