Posted Jun 16, 2005 2:54 UTC (Thu) by joey
Parent article: Debian Sarge Declared Stable
> an optional 2.6.8 kernel is also available in the initial GRUB boot
> menu after installation
No, a 2.6.8 kernel is available as a boot option for the installer. It's also the default on several architectures (powerpc, amd64, hppa). Sure, you can choose to install two kernels and get a choice in the resulting grub boot menu, but that is not default behavior.
> the installer makes some intelligent partitioning and package
> selection guesses based on a preferred "scheme" as chosen by the user.
> As an example, selecting "workstation" as the preferred scheme,
> the installer would create separate partitions for /usr, /var, /tmp
> and /home, then install GNOME, KDE and many development packages. On
> the other hand, choosing "desktop" as the preferred scheme would
> result in a root partition with only one separate partition for
> /home, plus GNOME and KDE, and without the development packages.
No, partitioning schemes and software installation tasks are not connected, and do not influence one another at all. Although I hope the installer does begin to connect them post sarge.
> The new installer also comes with a hardware auto-detection
> module enabled by default, although first reports indicate that these
> are not as powerful and reliable as the ones found in most other major
Despite, oddly enough, being nearly identical to the one used to install Ubuntu, which LWN has glowingly reviewed in the past.
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