Installing Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 For ARM


Note that the Debian project, as a pragmatic concession to its users, does make some packages available that do not meet our criteria for being free. These packages are not part of the official distribution, however, and are only available from the contrib or non-free areas of Debian mirrors or on third-party CD-ROMs; see the Debian FAQ, under ``The Debian FTP archives'', for more information about the layout and contents of the archives.


For information on how to locate, unpack, and build binaries from Debian source packages, see the Debian FAQ, under ``Basics of the Debian Package Management System''.


Technically, it's being mounted at /target; when you reboot into the system itself, that will become /.


Note that the actual program that installs packages is called dpkg. However, this package is more of a low-level tool. apt-get will invoke dpkg as appropriate; it is a higher-level too, however, because it knows to install other packages which are required for the package you're trying to install, as well as how to retrieve the package from your CD, the network, or whereever.


This is due to a bug in base-config which we have fixed for the next release. We decided not to change this after Potato release, since it was a rather large change, and too likely to cause problems.

Installing Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 For ARM

version 2.2.27, 14 October, 2001
Bruce Perens
Sven Rudolph
Igor Grobman
James Treacy
Adam Di Carlo