Debian-Installer beta 1 released
November 9th, 2003
We are pleased to announce the first beta release of Debian-Installer, the new installation system for sarge. This first beta is for the following architectures only:
- PowerPC, with support for the subarchitectures Apple Newworld, Pegasos PPC and IBM RS/6000 (PrEP, CHREP).
More architectures will follow in later betas.
There are still some problems and rough edges (see the TODO if you want to help out), but in general, what we need most now is broad testing. That is why we want users to help us by testing this beta.
How to try out the beta:
- Download one of the available CD or floppy images from the d-i website.
- Read the debian-installer HOWTO and install on whatever hardware you can. All testing is valuable, but unusual hardware setups are of course more likely to trigger unknown bugs. Also see the errata for known bugs and workarounds.
- File an install report as a bug against the pseudo-package `installation-reports' in the BTS. Your install report should say whether the install was successful or not, what problems you encountered during the installation, etc.
If your installation was successful, there will be a template for install
/root/install-report.template – this template is also
the web. Please use this template when filing install reports.
Good luck with testing Debian-Installer!