cjwatson at canonical.com
Tue Sep 21 11:39:59 UTC 2004
On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 10:06:48AM +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> Last week I reinstalled by work desktop which had been running the pre-
> preview of Warty with the official Preview ISO.
> d-i went perfectly as expected.
> However, when apt did the first (huge) install run, this appeared on the
> fine /proc/acpi/battery: file not found
> It looked like a preinst script as it happened before the unpacking.
That's laptop-detect, https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1249,
fixed in current builds.
> Similarly, pcmcia was installed and started on my desktop. I believe I
> heard yesterday that pcmcia is only being installed if required by d-i
> in the future, am I correct?
Right, although we haven't quite implemented that yet.
> It would be cool if d-i detected what processor I was running and
> installed the relevant kernel. I presume this is down to disk space on
> the CD-ROM.
Exactly that. The processor detection will work on netboot installs.
We may be able to add just the 686 kernel to the CD in Hoary. For the
moment, base-installer isn't quite intelligent enough to deal with that
gracefully (it'll fall back from k7 to 386, not to 686); I have an
experimental branch in the Debian d-i repository which should be able to
deal with that kind of situation.
Colin Watson [cjwatson at canonical.com]
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