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Bug#846006: debian-cd: please provide flavor/spin netinst image for Debian Edu

On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:49:52PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > [...] please provide a flavor/spin
> > netinst image with debian-edu-profile-udeb installed. #846003 has the
> > implementation details, this bug is for tracking installable media with
> > debian-edu-profile enabled.
> > 
> > This probably needs a boot menu entry with
> > 	preseed/early_command="anna-install debian-edu-profile-udeb"

As far as I can tell, some requirements must be met to use official 
Debian netinst ISO images.

'modules=debian-edu-install-udeb desktop=kde' must be present on the 
kernel command line; the udebs 'debian-edu-profile-udeb' and 
'ltsp-client-builder' will be pulled in.

Information how to install Debian Edu using the current official Debian 
Stretch mini.iso is available on the Debian Edu Stretch status page¹.

Using the mini.iso works, because all udebs are fetched via the network. 
In case a netinst ISO image is used, the prospective ISOs must contain 
the udebs; iirc the Debian Edu and LTSP ones are not contained by 
default on official Debian ISO images.

Also, as Debian Edu supports more desktops than just KDE (and in case 
LTSP is used should definitely use a desktop with small footprint), it 
would be nice, to have these choices as well, i.e. menu entries with 
'modules=debian-edu-install-udeb desktop=lxde' 
'modules=debian-edu-install-udeb desktop=xfce' 
'modules=debian-edu-install-udeb desktop=mate' 
'modules=debian-edu-install-udeb desktop=gnome' 
'modules=debian-edu-install-udeb desktop=lxqt' 

Alternatively different (desktop related) ISOs could be built.

Further, to be documented: The Debian Edu ISO images contain non-free 
firmware packages; these would be missing on official Debian ISO images.
Seeing forward to work on this at MiniDebConf Hamburg...



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