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Bug#505243: Multiarch CD directly boots in the amd64 installer

On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 16:23 +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> > Here's a proper patch against SVN repository:
> >
> > I'll try to build a CD, and test it tomorrow on some computers at work.
> I'm afraid that IMO this patch is not a very good idea.
> First of all, as it is, it is incomplete and breaks other installation 
> methods (in fact, I think the change in config/x86.cfg is wrong for CD). 
> But that could be fixed.

I agree that the cd builder scripts should have been modified so only
multiarch would haved used this new trick.

> More importantly, I think it will break the addition of boot options by 
> the user, for example booting with 'install noapic'. Or are they 
> preserved somehow?

That's confirmed: the arguments aren't passed.

> And last but not least I feel that it is a too elaborate patch to support 
> multi-arch, which is after all an exception, and makes the far more 
> common single-arch use case needlessly complicated.

I agree that if such solution were used, the trick should only be
present in multiarch CD (But I wasn't able to provide such improvement).

> I still feel that the basic problem is not in D-I, but in syslinux and
> the 
> best option for Lenny may still be to just comment out 'default64 
> amd64-install' and accept the resulting (minor) erratum.

Especially since we are so close from the release, I completely agree.

> I'll try to do some testing myself today on this issue.

Let me know if I can help.


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