Accepted: installation-guide 20080520ubuntu1 (source)

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Jun 23 13:20:39 BST 2008

 OK: installation-guide_20080520ubuntu1.tar.gz
 OK: installation-guide_20080520ubuntu1.dsc
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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:15:29 +0100
Source: installation-guide
Binary: installation-guide-amd64 installation-guide-hppa installation-guide-i386 installation-guide-ia64 installation-guide-powerpc installation-guide-sparc
Architecture: source
Version: 20080520ubuntu1
Distribution: intrepid
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Ubuntu Installer Team <ubuntu-installer at>
Changed-By: Colin Watson <cjwatson at>
 installation-guide-amd64 - Ubuntu installation guide
 installation-guide-hppa - Ubuntu installation guide
 installation-guide-i386 - Ubuntu installation guide
 installation-guide-ia64 - Ubuntu installation guide
 installation-guide-powerpc - Ubuntu installation guide
 installation-guide-sparc - Ubuntu installation guide
Closes: 472813 476524
 installation-guide (20080520ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
   * Drop bogus "/ubuntu" from URL to example-preseed on
   * Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
     - Build only English (for now, until we figure out how to avoid trashing
       translations quite so badly with Ubuntu branding etc.).
     - Build only Ubuntu architectures (amd64, hppa, i386, ia64, powerpc,
     - Extensive (although possibly incomplete) Ubuntu branding, adjustments
       for our mirror layout, etc.
     - Add "Ubuntu and Debian" and "What is Ubuntu?" section, text borrowed
       from the Ubuntu web site. Disable the "What is Debian GNU/Linux?"
     - Direct installation reports to ubuntu-users for now.
     - Adjust various memory and disk space requirements. Talk about the
       default Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu tasks rather than Debian tasks.
     - Document mounting /sys in various places.
     - Unset supports-floppy-boot for all our architectures.
     - Add a few more supports-floppy-boot and bootable-usb conditionals.
     - Document our root password and sudo arrangements.
     - Document netboot-style USB images. Still mention the hd-media images,
       but they're downplayed since many USB sticks are too small for a full
       Ubuntu ISO image.
     - Document Kickstart installations (currently only the basics, a
       reference to Red Hat's documentation, and the differences from
     - Update keyboard preseeding documentation for console-setup.
     - Update chroot-install guide for console-setup and language packs; add
       a bit more advice about installing grub.
     - Disable documentation of the GTK frontend.
     - Disable documentation of win32-loader.
     - Document new simplified partman preseeding.
     - Document mirror/udeb/components.
     - Document apt-setup/security_path.
   * Bump kernelversion to 2.6.26 (main architectures) and 2.6.25 (ports).
   * Bump GNOME version to 2.24.
   * Bump release version and names for Intrepid.
 installation-guide (20080520) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Clarify console switching for the graphical installer.
     Thanks to Tim Richardson for the suggestion.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Spell "multiselect" correctly in apt-setup/services-select preseeding
   * Note that an empty preseed file is equivalent to a normal manual
     installation (thanks, Nathan Sutton).
   [ Robert Millan ]
   * Document how to start the installer from Windows.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Document installation using multiple CD/DVDs; update text about using a
     mirror in line with that.
   * Lenny will be version 5.0.
   * Warn about boot issues when using RAID on the root file system.
   * Update task selection section for changes in desktop task preseeding.
   * Fix double / in links, spotted by Stanislav Gromov. Closes: #472813.
   * Document new boot parameters to define mouse protocol and device (port)
     for the graphical installer.
   * Correct command to use to allow preseeding of netcfg when using a
     preconfiguration file downloaded from a server (preseed/url).
     Thanks to Durk Strooisma for the report and analysis. Closes: #476524.
   * Specify for which release the example preseed file is valid.
   * Document preseeding of grub password.
   * Update how to suppress the removal of existing LVM data using preseeding.
   * Update version of X11 used in Lenny.
   * Update kernel versions.
   * Update memory requirements for i386 and amd64. Elaborate on installing
     systems with less memory than the listed minimum.
   * Update known issues for graphical installer: entropy gathering for
     encrypted partitioning is now supported; localechooser now has nice
     columns but other components still need to be done.
   * Document finish-install/keep-consoles boot parameter and preseeding.
   * Define two new translatable entities: escapekey and tabkey.
   * Update task sizes, and number of packages and developers.
   * x86: update description of the boot screen for the new syslinux vesamenu.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Remove autopartkit from the module list.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Disable Catalan, Korean and Japanese translations as they are incomplete.
   * Upload with priority medium because of D-I Beta 2 release.
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Original-Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot at>

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