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Re: What installer images should we provide for s390 and s390x?

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 02:20:08PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> We had a brief discussion back in April about s390/s390x CD images,
> but I'm still not clear on what people would like me to do here.
> At the moment, on all other arches we currently create:
>  * small CDs (businesscard and netinst)
>  * full CD and DVD sets
> For s390 we've never done the small CDs and just had the full
> sets. For s390x we currently do nothing at all.
> Should we just follow the normal conventions and do both types for
> these arches too? Or is that just totally wasting space and time?

I did not find any documentation about how to access the CD when it's put into
the Hardware Management Console.  It's possible to boot a netinst installer
from it, because the HMC is able to load the relevant files (initrd, kernel,
options, etc.) into RAM by itself.  The only use for the disc would be to
copy the tree to a local mirror or something.  I think in general people would
be better off just doing a network install.  But a netinst image would be
really helpful as it's a bit fiddly to boot Debian installer in a partition

Probably not the answer you wanted, though...

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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