Bug#247765: base system install: kernel menu should offer to not install any kernel
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.)
Imagine a large red swirl here.