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Re: vancouver revisited

* Riku Voipio (riku.voipio@iki.fi) [050822 00:07]:
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 10:54:43PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > * Peter 'p2' De Schrijver (p2@mind.be) [050821 22:39]:
> > > > - must have a working, tested installer
> > > Trivial. debootstrap does that. 
> > How do you boot the system to run debootstrap? (Note: the answer
> > "gentoo" or "Windows" is not what I want to hear :) It is agreed that
> > this isn't a too high barrier, but - well, we should still require it.
> > If no (potential) port has an issue with that, it's even better.
> How do you boot to a system to run debian-installer when there is no
> bios or bootloader on the system yet?

Just take a look at the existing Debian ports, and you see that it's ok
to use a bios that's part of the hardware.

> Should debian-installer support
> installing via JTAG? What happens on many embedded systems, 
> debianish system is debootstrapped on a different machine and put into 
> jffs2 image,  which is then flashed to a pile of devices. Walking 
> through d-i every time would be very clumsy, so there is no use
> for a working installer for those systems.

Do we speak about ports to architectures or machines? If the sole
purpose is to be able to flash some embedded device, frankly speaking I
doubt that we need to host any *.deb-files on the ftp mirror network.


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