Re: LX1 installer and Debian GNU/Hurd
On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 08:41:57PM +0530, Praveen A wrote:
> > * The paritioning/formatting could do with some more checks, one user
> > reported he accidently had his GNU/Linux /home partition formatted.
> Kiran has already integrated cfdisk instead of fdisk I think. He is
> working on the checks.
> > * The installation results in a /usr symlink. Debian GNU/Hurd should
> > have a real /usr directory, rather.
> > Now, the question is how to proceed from here. It seems there is one
> > LX1 miniISO being distributed via rapidshare and mirrored at some lesser
> > known locations.
> See http://projecthurd.googlepages.com/
Ah, that is a quite good overview page with the europe mirror, good.
> > Is this the final LX1 miniISO, or some testing/beta
> > release? Is there a full CD set available? I believe parts of the
> > screen messages say this installer would install X, while the miniISO
> > does not contain X packages.
> It uses K14 CD sets to install X. AFAIK there isn't a full cd set. It
> would be nice to have.
> > Where should these ISO images be hosted? So far, the primary location
> > for the K* series was on ftp.gnuab.org, is it OK to have the L* series
> > hosted there as well?
> I think it would be OK.
> > Where should the source code of the L installer be hosted?
> It is a single shell script and it it available from
So everything else (native-install, baseGNU.tar, cd mastering) has been
taken from K14?
> I think it would be better to focus on d-i with cross debootstrap and
> Kiran has already looking into the d-i code. For the time being may
> be, we could complete the CD set.
Hrm, if this is going to be a temporary effort, then maybe it is not so
important to host the code etc. somewhere. I don't think we will
officially move over to d-i anytime soon, though.