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Re: LX installer and Debian GNU/Hurd
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From: kiran chand <kiranchand.k@...>
Date: Aug 22, 2007 10:33 PM
Subject: RE: LX1 installer and Debian GNU/Hurd
To: Michael Banck <mbanck@...>, debian-hurd@...
Cc: Kiran Chand < k.kiranchand@...>, Philip Charles <philipc@...>
We made the installer as a part of our academic project < Thanks to Philip >,So we couldnt get enough time to analyze and to check the installer for error inputs. All the stuffs we had to complete with in 3 months.So you may find many difficulties and errors in the installer.Now we are get rid of all that academic process and into the installer work.
We have uploaded the image and the source in http://gnu.ethz.ch/hurd/ .<<thanks to gurkan sengun>.Now we have included cfdisk in the installer . The grub installation in the current installer is a bit tricky one ,So we are trying to include Osprobe<for detecting other OS's automatically in the installer>.The image in the above link is the old one ,We will upload the latest one with cfdisk soon. We are trying to eliminate the error entry problems . I kindly invite your suggestions and your brains to work on the installer since we are only new bees in the process.Parallel to the current installer we are also planning to import the current logic into the debian installer with the help of Philip and Praveen. Raghesh Sir is trying to port the hurd binaries with in the current debian installer.The project details are available at http://kiranvirus.wordpress.com/ .
> Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:21:41 +0200
> From: mbanck@...
> To: debian-hurd@...
> CC: k.kiranchand@...; philipc@...
> Subject: Re: LX1 installer and Debian GNU/Hurd
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 08:41:57PM +0530, Praveen A wrote:
> > > * The paritioning/formatting could do with some more checks, one user
> > > reported he accidently had his GNU/Linux /home partition formatted.
> > Kiran has already integrated cfdisk instead of fdisk I think. He is
> > working on the checks.
> > > * The installation results in a /usr symlink. Debian GNU/Hurd should
> > > have a real /usr directory, rather.
> > >
> > > Now, the question is how to proceed from here. It seems there is one
> > > LX1 miniISO being distributed via rapidshare and mirrored at some lesser
> > > known locations.
> > See http://projecthurd.googlepages.com/
> Ah, that is a quite good overview page with the europe mirror, good.
> > > Is this the final LX1 miniISO, or some testing/beta
> > > release? Is there a full CD set available? I believe parts of the
> > > screen messages say this installer would install X, while the miniISO
> > > does not contain X packages.
> > It uses K14 CD sets to install X. AFAIK there isn't a full cd set. It
> > would be nice to have.
> > > Where should these ISO images be hosted? So far, the primary location
> > > for the K* series was on ftp.gnuab.org, is it OK to have the L* series
> > > hosted there as well?
> > I think it would be OK.
> > >
> > > Where should the source code of the L installer be hosted?
> > It is a single shell script and it it available from
> > http://gnu.ethz.ch/hurd/pgm.txt
> So everything else (native-install, baseGNU.tar, cd mastering) has been
> taken from K14?
> > I think it would be better to focus on d-i with cross debootstrap and
> > Kiran has already looking into the d-i code. For the time being may
> > be, we could complete the CD set.
> Hrm, if this is going to be a temporary effort, then maybe it is not so
> important to host the code etc. somewhere. I don't think we will
> officially move over to d-i anytime soon, though.
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