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Re: debian-10.0-powerpc-NETINST-1.iso from 18 May 2018

Hi Dennis,

On 4/5/19 22:44, Dennis Clarke wrote:
On 4/5/19 4:38 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 4/5/19 10:03 PM, Dennis Clarke wrote:

So now I will test variations on what it says there and maybe I can pick
a mirror somewhere that works. However if "buster" is hard coded into
the pkg fetch process then I am just pounding sand here.
"buster" isn't hard-coded in there. I just verified that.

I assume that perhaps somewhere in the process you were using something
other than the Debian ports mirror, which I think can lead to the
installer to offer a choice of Debian releases/distributions for
installation instead of automatically selecting Sid/unstable.

We are missing the point .. entirely.

No regular user would figure this stuff out.


But I've done "countless" installations for powerpc and ppc64 targets
when improving d-i/grub-installer and apart from the manual mirror
selection I didn't recognize any major obstacles during the installations.

So yes .. docs need to be written in a "modern" way and I am actually
doing videos also.... however it is frustrating.

Could you maybe create a list of points you consider:

* not working
* unclear
* unknown

...for a specific installer ISO (preferably the latest one, i.e. [1] at
the moment), so that we can work through this list and provide
additional documentation if need be in e.g. the Debian wiki.



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