Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 Released

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,628

    Default Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 Released

    Phoronix: Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 Released

    Today's been a very exciting open-source Linux news day and there's still a lot more to share. The latest surprising news today is the availability of the first alpha installer release for Debian 8.0 Jessie...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzNjI

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    367

    Default

    Great. Does it support GPT partitioning on installation and using EFI GRUB?

    May be now I can build Debian live image with from testing and including this installer.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    France
    Posts
    624

    Default

    Thanks for saying it's only the installer, but you should put a bold notice about that.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    367

    Default

    There seem to be full images with that installer as well: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/je...amd64/iso-dvd/
    I couldn't find anything for a USB though. I don't like using DVDs.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    be
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shmerl View Post
    There seem to be full images with that installer as well: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/je...amd64/iso-dvd/
    I couldn't find anything for a USB though. I don't like using DVDs.
    Salut,

    @shmerl

    You won't find any... Actualy, you just need to make a:

    Code:
    # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX  (your key)
    # sync
    Here:

    https://www.debian.org/releases/whee...h04s03.html.en

    It was one of the big goal to reach for the project before Wheezy being released.

    Code:
    Great. Does it support GPT partitioning on installation and using EFI GRUB?
    It seems to be OK:

    "Note that the Debian Installer (D-I) for AMD64 testing/Jessie already correctly boots and installs on a computer with UEFI firmware, putting in a GUID partition table (GPT) on a raw drive in the process."

    http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=81120

    I haven't tried it yet but you can create your GPT partition before trying to install. If the installer recognise it, it'll probably work.
    Be careful to not do that on disc already configure with DOS partitioning; I mean don't make it on a drive you are already using, use another empty one. Just to be sure, unpluged all your other drives and test it.


    A+
    Debcool

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,116

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shmerl View Post
    There seem to be full images with that installer as well: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/je...amd64/iso-dvd/
    I couldn't find anything for a USB though. I don't like using DVDs.
    Debian uses the hybrid-iso format by default, just use dd or cat to write the CD/DVD image to your USB device, no special USB version is needed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    367

    Default

    Ah, great. But they are split in 3 parts. I guess I need 3 USB sticks for that (unless 2 and 3 are really optional).

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    be
    Posts
    19

    Default

    You are probably right about reducing the freeze period but there is one thing that could create some problems.
    I mean during that period most of the dev must be available at the same time(more or less). This could be hard in shorter period.

    The idea of more automated tests is probably good too.

    If you read the newsletter you'll see that many new dev are accepted in the project regularely. I guess with time there will be more experienced Debian dev (with "more power") and the global progression will increased. The result will certainly "force" the project to make changes (adaptations) in the development cycle.

    Anyway, be Debian with you!

    A+
    debcool

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    be
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Salut,

    I never heard about reducing the freeze period but they decided to try to publish a Stable every 2 years. Btw, They've already fixed the date of the starting freeze period for Jessie.

    https://lists.debian.org/debian-deve.../msg00004.html

    Basicly, the freeze period is suposed to be 6 month but the goal of the project is to make the best they can (non blocking/critical bugs) even if it means to postpone the release. Of course not for too long neither. Sometimes they make radical decicions and eliminate blocking pakages ( they go back to sid repo) to be able to publish the stable. If I remember right, Wheezy freezed period was 8 month.

    There has been a talk about making Testing as a rolling release at the Debconf 2012 but many people disagred with it. I don't know if it still on the menu or not.

    In my experience, I usually start to use the next Testing about 6 month after a new Stable has been released (because it's a mess during that time) and keeping the stable beside just in case.

    A+
    Debcool

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    367

    Default

    Yeah, Wheezy freeze period was horribly long. Even 6 months is way too much. The idea of reducing freeze and ways to achieve that was reported here : http://lwn.net/Articles/550032/
    I really hope Debian accepted that proposal.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •