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Re: Pre-DEBIAN 8.0 install images for HPPA architecture (debian-ports unstable release)

Hi Helge et al,

I have tried this Debian 8.0 installation on a spare HD in my C3700. The installer is painless & "runs like a Swiss watch". I had no trouble installing a KDE desktop environment and booting it. The software repository and the packages downloaded gave no trouble at all. The base OS has been rock solid. I have installed boinc/seti@home and that has had the box at 100% CPU load all night without trouble. Some packages have been a bit slow/clunky but given the age of the C3700 that is no surprise.

The only package to consistently crash was "system settings" any time I tried to change display settings. The base OS has not crashed AT ALL.

Cheers, Geoff.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:13 AM, Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de> wrote:
Hello everyone,

I've prepared some initial netboot installation medias for
        DEBIAN 8.0 on HPPA

which are available at:

You can find the instructions on how to install Debian 8.0 on hppa in our wiki at

The install images will install binaries from debian-ports (Debian "unstable").

Major changes include:
- Based on Debian 8.0 code base
- Full systemd support
- Linux kernel modules for SATA included
- Lots of bug fixes
- Should support all common PA-RISC hardware (on C8000 installation needs to be done via serial port)

I'm happy to get your feedback (either as bug report or successful installation report).

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