[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

loop device install or how to skip partman ?

Hello Debian-installer team,

After testing beta 1 and beta 2, I tried beta 3, with the 
same goal in mind: install Debian in a file using a loop

As far as I could see, all beta detected the hardware of
the box fine.

beta 1 and 2 lacked the minimal support to create loop device,
but the situation has improved : now there is a 'dd' utility and 'mount'
support '-oloop' provide we issue modprobe loop before calling mount
(which I found a bit confusing, it would be better if the module was
autoloaded, but never mind). There is no 'losetup' but it is probably not

Now, the problem is that I can't find any way to skip the 'partman'
step of d-i. b-f conveniently detected that /target existed and 
allow to go to 'install base system' directly.

So I have not yet be able to complete the installation this time!

Anyway, for all I can see, beta 3 is a huge improvement over beta 2.

The 'expert mode' modules selection suffers from a usability problem:
usually it is easier to select the module we need that the modules we do
not need.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

Reply to: