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
Imagine a large red swirl here.