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Re: No prep kernels in daily installer images?

On Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 09:47:26PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Friday 01 December 2006 20:48, Ulrich Teichert wrote:
> > today, I downloaded the latest netinst and business card image daily
> > uilds of the debian installer for powerpc. Is it right that there are
> > no prep kernels on it? On my recently acquired powerstack I can't boot
> > install/powerpc/vmlinux, nor the ppc64 kernel (well, this expected,
> > yes). However, there are prep udebs on the CD, so do I miss something
> > obvious?
> There have been no recent daily d-i builds for powerpc due to networking 
> problems with the DD that builds them for us.

Hey, if you want, i can reactivate my daily builds, i now also have access to 
an online XServe G5 which could easily host the daily builder and has good
bandwidth and should have permanent uptime.

Whatever you reproached to my own daily builds, you have to admit that they
never experienced any network or otherwise related trouble.

> Only when that is solved we can add support for prep in debian-cd. What 
> you currently see are only a few random udebs that are copied onto the CD 
> by default. Real support still needs to be added.

But then, as long as we don't have evidence of a prep cd boot, i doubt it make
sense to 
> So, some patience please. Hopefully this will be sorted out by early next 
> week.

Like i said, netbooting is the prefered installation methods for prep boxes,
especially powerstack II ones like the one Ulrich or myself has, and the daily
build 2.6.18 based images should work just fine.


Sven Luther

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