Re: Thanks for Debian Installer
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Harshwardhan Shashikant Nagaonkar wrote:
I just wanted to say thanks to the d-i guys, I used it today to install some
new systems and it was just great... autodetecting everything (on a new
hp-compaq d530 no less, with a broadcom network card etc.). I eventually did
put woody on those machines (using systemimager) but I need something to
quickly partition and get those machines up and running. I used beta2 and
beta4 both and both worked great! Just thought I should publicly appreciate
them what with all the flaming going around nowadays.
Yeah, me too. I had to install one of the first real servers (from a
hardware point of view) I've ever done. It has 6 IDE disks all on separate
PCI IDE Controllers (none on the motherboard IDE channels), some SCSI,
gigabit Ethernet and other fairly new hardware things (at least in my
experience). I used beta4 and it ROCKS! I really wanted to install woody
on this machine but the woody installation couldn't deal with the IDE
configuration of this computer, so I tried the new installer with sarge
and it worked great. I was totally speechless!
I've been a Unix user since 1989 with Suns and have been using Debian
since buzz, am a software developer and run a software development lab
with about 100 Debian PCs and a few token Suns. I've installed various
Debian versions on a pretty wide range of desktops and laptops. This new
installer (first time I've used it) absolutely blew me away. I'm really
impressed, and I consider myself to be a pretty critical guy in these
My compliments on a truly outstanding job!