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Re: d-i manual: 3 "jessie" remain in current guide

On Sat, Apr 08, 2017 at 05:39:20PM -0700, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
>On 2017-04-08, Samuel Thibault wrote:
>> We need an answer, so as to update the documentation: is USB still not
>> supported in the stretch kernel on arm64?
>> victory, on Mon 30 Jan 2017 21:53:52 +0900, wrote:
>>> boot-installer/arm.xml:108-
>>>       ... Also USB is not supported in the jessie kernel so
>>>       installing from a USB stick does not work. ...
>This apparently is referring to apm-mustang rather than arm64 in
>I don't much about that platform, but there doesn't appear to be any
>mention of enabled USB in arch/arm64/boot/dts/apm/apm-mustang.dts in
>linux 4.9.x. There's mention of it in the apm-storm.dtsi which it
>includes, but it's marked as disabled there.
>So, unless it's implemented outside of the device-tree, or I'm
>misreading that, I'd say it's safe to say it's still disabled.

On the Mustang, you need to be using the firmware-provided
DTB. Assuming a sane, recent UEFI firmware things USB boot should work
just fine. I got it working for the first Jessie point release too,
after doing a temporary build in
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/arm64-mustang/ .

I've not tested a stretch installation directly on a Mustang
lately. The machine I used for the jessie testing has since been
repurposed as a buildd. I'll see if I can access to test another.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back

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