Debian Installer etch RC1

November 13th, 2006

The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the first release candidate (RC1) of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch.

Improvements in this release of the installer

No longer supported as of this release

Known issues in this release

See the errata for details and a full list of known issues.

Note that at least one more release of the installer is expected before Etch is released; this next release of the installer will use the 2.6.18 kernel.

Our thanks to everybody who has contributed to this release. Special thanks to Sylvain Ferriol for his work on 2.6 based installation floppies for i386.

Installation CDs, other media, errata and everything else you'll need are available from our web site.


  1. These changes are documented in the development version of the installation guide in the appendix Automating the installation using preseeding.