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Re: Testers wanted: New installation method

On Mon, 2 Aug 2004, Michael Banck wrote:

> Hello,
> I'd like to get some testers for a new installation method. It is based
> on Roland's ext2 xattr-hurd patches for Linux-2.6, which enables us to
> extract a base tarball with intact passive translators, thus not
> requiring native-install.
> This means all you need to do in order to install Debian GNU/Hurd from
> GNU/Linux is to extract one tarball, the base packages are already
> unpacked, installed and configured afterwards.

Great.  I will be looking at this in a few days as a basis for the Lx
series of CDs.  I will probably build K7 discs first once I have located a
fixed Hurd as the CD build system needs a lot of cleaning up.


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