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Re: [debian-installer] Full CDROM install

Sat, Jul 28, 2001 at 01:12:57AM +0200 wrote:
> Hi,
> i have to provide a simpler install for a specialized distribution that I
> work on. And I'm using Debian. I'd like to use this opportunity to
> contribute to debian-installer.

sounds great.

> It would also need libdetect0-udeb but I'm worried by the actual
> description of it:
> | This library package contains only the symbols needed to detect the
> | hardware that the debian-installer is interested in: ethernet cards.
> Is it really not usable to detect CDROM and SCSI cards ? Would it
> take much to change that ?
> [ ccing Dan Helfman about this ]

I helped with the patch for libdetect0-udeb and it would be very easy to
add (or remove) symbols (there is a variable in ./debian/rules) .  I think
libdetect0-udeb isn't the way to go, howver and sent a patch to the BTS
(#85638) to make a -pic library so we can do library reduction on

> One of the most difficult part is about partitionning. Here I'd like
> to have a nice UI but I have no idea about how to do it. We'll have to use
> parted for sure, but I don't know anything more (yet). I've seen
> the tools/partkit stuff but I haven't tested it yet (I tested nothing
> yet).

partkit is a good start, IMHO, but hasn't been tested at all. I might have
some time to continue the effort, though possibly not.


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