Re: Assorted arm-buster problems - network configuration
On Friday 05 July 2019 07:34:42 Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Gene Heskett (2019-07-05 12:54:05)
> > Its not quite that simple on the arm's. You do the install there by
> > dd'ing the complete filesystem image to the boot media, usually a
> > u-sd, so you get that crap regardless and must physically remove it
> > before a staticly defined, hosts file based network that has not had
> > a functioning dhcpd server even in my original 1998 install of red
> > hat 5.0 will work.
> Please stop speading misinformation about how Debian is installed.
> Official way to install Debian is using debian-installer, also for
> boards using U-boot. See e.g. the user notes for Allwinner-based
> boards at
I have looked at that page, hoping to see some mention of the pi's since
the allwinner doesn't appear in their advertising as a hugely important
detail, and I've had rather a zoo full of arm based boards here. But the
pi wasn't mentioned so I went on my way. I'm not even sure all the pi's
are allwinner based.
> It is true that you can leave it to others to prepare an installation
> for you, so that you only need to dump their pre-installed image onto
> your boot disk device - e.g. as done with the preview image for
> Raspberry Pi offered at https://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi3.
Does it actually work?
> It is also true that you can have others make a derivative of Debian
> and offer you that as a pre-installed image - e.g. as done by Raspbian
> and Armbian projects.
> The "crap" you get using unofficial pre-installed images is not on
> Debian but on those pre-installing and on you using those instead of
This may be true, but how long will it take to get the new, faster video
drivers into your official version? Or will they ever get in?
> - Jonas
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