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Re: Vancouver meeting - clarifications

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. 


Peter (p2).

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