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Re: Bug#485586: debian-installer: Default to graphical install

Didier 'OdyX' Raboud <odyx@debian.org> (2014-08-19):
> While I don't have a definitive opinion on the ordering of the menu 
> choices, I definitively think amd64 should be picked by default on amd64 
> architectures. Especially since multiarch, there's no good reason left 
> for installing i386 on amd64-capable machines AFAIK.

OK, ta.

> Now, the ideal would be to use syslinux' ifcpu/ifcpu64 c32 modules to 
> determine the menu order depending on the machine (see [0]): no "64 bit" 
> option on 32 bit machines, "hidden or down the menu" "32 bit" option on 
> 64 bit-capable machines.
> I'd be happy to iron out some proposals during DebConf, if that idea 
> seems interesting.

I didn't mention this because my mails contained too many questions
already, but yes, it would be nice to have a conditional behaviour,
depending on the detected architecture.

Maybe automatic selection of the default architecture in the multi-
arch image; and displaying a warning on i386 if an amd64 image was

Probably to be tracked in a separate, wishlist bug report to avoid
conflating everything, even if the topics are quite close, I admit.


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