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Re: prerequisites for debian-installer image upload

Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 07:24:26PM -0500, Joey Hess écrivait:
> > debian-cd: 
> > 
> > What kinds of images do you use/need from the debian-installer tree for
> > building CDs on the various architectures? There is both an initrd
> > image, and a CD boot "floppy" image, and I do not want to waste space in
> > the archive with both if they are not both needed on a given
> > architecture.
> We need :
> - kernel + initrd for "isolinux" (for multiple choice at boot time) for
>   the first CD
> - kernel + initrd for starting the installation via LoadLin on
>   Windows
> - boot images (2.88MB mainly) for making the CD 2 & above
>   bootable (the good old way which should still work if isolinux fails)
> That's for i386. I can't tell for non-i386 arches but I bet that most
> archs need only boot images.

Apparently powerpc needs only an initrd, which is put in the boot
directory along with yaboot.

> > The CD also currently contains the d-i floppy-initrd.gz (in install/),
> > and I do not understand how this can possibly be of use, but my removal
> > of that initrd from the debian-installer daily builds also seemed to
> > break the CD builds.
> The actual script downloads floppy-image.img and floppy-initrd.gz ... it
> copies the initrd but never use it anywhere. So we should probably
> remove any reference to those files in our scripts since they are not
> used.

That would be a good thing. I'm pretty sure it's not useful to have that

see shy jo

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