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Re: sid installer images with LXDE desktop environment

On 11/8/19 7:31 AM, Jeroen Diederen wrote:
> Are there somewhere debian-installer images with yaboot as bootloader
> instead of Grub, or would I need to build one myself with checkout ?

You could check snapshot.debian.org for older debian-installer images (not
sure whether they get mirrored there) but that won't help you as you cannot
build working CD images using an old debian-installer image as the kernel
version would mismatch with the one in the archive mirror and the installer
would complain about being unable to load kernel modules from CD.

Also, you would have to revert all changes in debian-cd that switched from
the code from Yaboot to GRUB. And if you fixed that, you will also have to
re-add the packages "yaboot" and "yaboot-installer" to the archive mirror.

And then you will probably run into the problem that the "yaboot" package
will no longer build as it depends on an outdated version of ext2. And
when you fixed that, you need to revert the changes to partman-ext3 which
included a work-around for Yaboot as it doesn't support modern ext4 features.

At this point, you will have gone done through so many rabbit holes, that
you will be much better off by just fixing ofpathname so it supports all the
OpenFirmware path names found on PowerMacs [1], then update grub-installer
accordingly [2].


> [1] https://github.com/ibm-power-utilities/powerpc-utils/issues/30
> [2] https://salsa.debian.org/installer-team/grub-installer/merge_requests/2

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