Thanks to the upstream kernel work by Helge Deller, the kernel/udev should now be able to automatically detect devices on the HPPA bus. In the Lenny and earlier versions of the installer, driver modules for such devices  would always be loaded by the installer and added to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules for the target system. This code has now been removed. It would be great to get confirmation that automatic device detection works. If you have relevant hardware, please give one of the daily built images of the installer a try: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ Note that the 2.6.29 kernel, which is needed for the automatic detection, is not yet available in testing. So if you install Squeeze a reboot into the target system will fail. For a full installation test you'll need to install Sid. Use either a netboot or businesscard image and boot with 'priority=medium' and select "unstable" during mirror selection, or boot with 'mirror/suite=unstable'. Please CC debian-boot when reporting the results. TIA, FJP  E.g. devices using the lasi_82596, lasi700 and zalon7xx modules.
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