> > 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. > That's all besides the point. The point is that there are a lot of other ways to install debian besides booting from installer media and running d-i, like flashing a premade image using JTAG, which count as much as being a 'debian installer' then running d-i. Cheers, Peter (p2).
Description: Digital signature