Re: Debian Live Lenny Beta1
Sorry for top post.
On a Gateway Sempron (32 bit) laptop ...
Where's dhcp? Laptop has builtin ethernet (Marvell Tech. 88E8036)
which etch handles well. I see it also has BCM4318 802.11g wifi
(which I don't use).
No network, but otherwise works fine. :-)
Daniel Baumann <email@example.com>:
> Debian Live Lenny Beta1
> The Debian Live team is pleased to announce the first beta of Debian
> Lenny's Live images.
> Although we missed releasing images for Etch along with the installer
> images, we are now prepared to release live images within the regular
> Lenny release process. This is the first official release of Debian Live
> and the whole team has been working hard during the past 2.5 years to
> make Debian's own live systems become a reality.
> Nevertheless, we do need your help to find more bugs and improve the
> live systems, so please try them out. The images are available at:
> Please also have a look at the known issues listed below.
> Main features
> 100% Debian
> - ------------
> The build process of Debian Live basically consists of creating a Debian
> chroot, installing one or more kernels along with live-initramfs (a
> set of hooks into initramfs-tools for handling booting from read-only
> media) and generating a bootable image from that.
> This process is handled by live-helper, a collection of shell scripts
> that allow us to automate and customize this process. Considerable
> care is taken to ensure that the resulting live system is not tainted
> by the host system and that installed packages are not modified more
> than absolutely necessary.
> This ensures that Debian Live really *is* Debian, and not "just another"
> a Debian-based live system.
> - --------
> Although live-helper is a toolkit to produce your very own live systems
> with only a few steps, we also provide prebuilt images that are meant to
> be used as reference systems for end-users. Currently, this consists of
> the three major desktop environments (GNOME, KDE and Xfce), as well as a
> small 'standard' image without a graphical environment.
> For the desktop environments, package selection is performed by
> 'tasksel' with the respective desktop task, whilst the 'standard' image
> contains only packages of "Priority: standard" or greater,
> notwithstanding a handful of live-specific packages (console-common,
> eject, file, kbd, live-initramfs, locales, sudo and vim-tiny).
> Image types
> - -----------
> Debian Live offers prebuilt images for CD/DVD discs, USB sticks (or any
> HD-media-like device), tarballs (for PXE netboot) as well as a bare
> squashfs image to boot from the web directly.
> Live Magic
> - ----------
> Live Magic is an GUI frontend around the live-helper scripts,
> offering a subset of the features of live-helper in an easy-to-use
> graphical user interface.
> live-magic 1.0 was recently uploaded to sid and is the recommended
> version. It currently supports 7 languages.
> Live Installer
> - --------------
> Live Installer is a special udeb for the Debian Installer that
> (optionally) replaces a part of d-i in order to install the system from
> the live image instead of to bootstrapping it from .deb packages. This
> way, a live system can be easily installed to the harddisk, ensuring
> that the look and feel of the installation (including preseeding) works
> the same as the regular installer process.
> Unfortunately, live-installer does still have a few minor bugs left and
> is thus not included in our builds yet; we hope to be able to include it
> in the next beta.
> Known issues in this release
> * The prebuilt images for gnome-desktop and kde-desktop are a bit too
> big to fit on a CD. Although the automatic installation of
> Recommends was disabled to build the images, they are still too big.
> This will need further tweaking as they are supposed to fit with the
> next beta.
> * The rescue flavour, containing system rescue and forensic related
> packages, is missing in this beta release.
> * There will be a DVD image with the next beta that includes all three
> desktop environments so that you can choose at boot time which
> system you would like to start.
> * Due to time constraints, the prebuilt images for Beta1 are only
> covering i386 and amd64; with the next beta, powerpc and sparc will
> follow (if you wish to test these architectures earlier, please
> build them yourself).
> * The new desktop artwork is not yet included.
> * The syslinux menu is still the old, prompt-based one. A freshly made
> new syslinux vgamenu using the official lenny desktop artwork is on
> the way (the same as d-i media will use in Lenny).
> * No live-installer included yet (if you wish to test live-installer
> earlier, please build it yourself).
> * No win32-loader included yet.
> * Sid packages used - At the time of building the live images, both
> live-helper 1.0.0-1 and live-initramfs 1.139.1-1 from sid were used.
> Since the latter has not yet migrated to testing, it was included
> manually as a local package. This is undesirable, as the release is
> supposed to be self-contained - however, it is just a convenient
> workaround as both were granted freeze exception and will migrate
> Plans for next Beta release
> We are looking forward to upload Beta2 in about two weeks from now
> (maybefollowed by a third beta) with one final RC after that which
> should be identical to the final release.
> Some more details about the open things we would like to address in
> Beta2 and later can be found at the wiki page.
> The Debian Live team is still looking for more contributors for new
> features (post-lenny, though) as well as documentation writers for the
> manual (always). If you care about live systems, please join and help!
> Last but not least, our thanks goes to everyone who has contributed
> and to all maintainers that have kindly fixed live-specific bugs in
> their packages.
>  http://alioth.debian.org/project/memberlist.php?group_id=30929
>  http://git.debian.net/?p=live-helper.git;a=blob;f=docs/NEWS
>  http://blog.daniel-baumann.ch/2006/02/14#20060214_debian-live-initiative
>  http://packages.qa.debian.org/live-initramfs
>  http://packages.qa.debian.org/live-helper
>  http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive/Guidelines
>  http://packages.qa.debian.org/live-magic
>  http://packages.qa.debian.org/live-installer
>  http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive/Lenny/Todo#Beta2
>  http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive/Contribute
>  http://git.debian.net/?p=live-helper.git;a=blob;f=docs/CREDITS
> - --
> Address: Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Internet: http://people.panthera-systems.net/~daniel-baumann/
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