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Bug#247765: base system install: kernel menu should offer to not install any kernel

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

Hello debian-installer team,
During the base system install, I get a menu asking me to choose
a kernel (2.4.25 or 2.6.5). 

I don't install on a bootable media so I technically don't need a kernel.

Unfortunately I was forced to install one, so I picked 2.4.25.
The install failed with
/usr/sbin/mkinitrd: Cannot determine root device.
Failed to create initrd image.

(Though I wonder whether the above is not a bug in the kernel package
by itself. I am not in a position to test now).

At this point I was stuck. I tried to rerun install base system but it
did not ask to choose a kernel and ultimately failed the same way.

(I manually mounted a loop-device on /target and edit
/var/lib/dpkg/status to mark partman installed following a suggestion
of joeyh. Installing in a loop-device is supported by boot-floppy.)

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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