On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 03:00:07AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote: > On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 01:39:27PM +0100, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote: > > > | - the release architecture must have a working, tested installer > > > I hope that's obvious why. :) > > > As long as FAI or even raw debootstrap counts, I can agree here. > > No, debootstrap isn't an installer, and shouldn't be counted as such for the > purpose of release eligibility. If you have to install someone else's > operating system first to be able to install Debian, then we don't have an > installer. There *are* reasons that debian-installer has been emphasized as > much as it has during the sarge release. > You don't need to install anyone else's operating system. You can easily do : Boot target using NFS root Create filesystems Run debootstrap edit configfiles reboot in new system The NFS root can be created using debootstrap or extracted from a prebuilt archive. Cheers, Peter (p2).
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