[pkg-fso-maint] new install targets: minimal + games

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Tue Feb 24 01:28:34 UTC 2009

Michele Renda wrote:
> On 24/02/2009 00:56, Steffen Moeller wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have promised to look at d-i and the past series of emails truly motivates doing so.
>> My motivation install.sh is that the outcome is likely to be that we no longer read
>> something like the neo not being fully functional or that one needs to invest much time to
>> get the phone running. And it is a means for communication between ourselves about what is
>> working right/best.
> Yes, I too think that d-i is the best way to support the installation 
> for Debian at FR.
> I am thinking how to archive this:
> In a normal pc, you just need to insert a cd in a cd-rom driver. Then 
> doing a boot from the cd.
> In FR we don't have a cd-rom drive, so we have two possibility:
> A) Copy a netinstall cd image (or something like this) on the flash 
> memory, boot from flash ... and then start the installation
> B) Copy a netinstall cd image (or something like this) on an external 
> usb pen drive, connect to FR with an adaptor, and use a funtion on uboot 
> (that still don't exist)
> that allow to 1) set usb in host mode 2) boot from usb
> The best option is the option A) but it has the disavantage that it 
> destroy all the images previously present on flash... it can be good 
> only in Debian only freerunner.
> I don't have other ideas.

IMHO we need to find a way to have d-i work like our current install.sh, i.e. A) but be
small. I could also imagine install2.sh to become a 3liner that downloads the d-i and then
executes it with some extra parameters.

There is no way to have the FreeRunner mounted as some kind of a USB disk, is there? This
might present some extra options, i.e. the d-i is executed on the host PC, but I don't
know if I want that.



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