|| ||Joey Hess <joeyh-AT-debian.org>|
|| ||debian-installer beta 1|
|| ||Sun, 9 Nov 2003 19:02:33 -0500|
We are pleased to announce the first beta release of debian-installer, the
new installation system for sarge. This first beta is for the following
* PowerPC, with support for the subarchitectures Apple Newworld, Pegasus
PPC and IBM RS/6000 (PrEP, CHREP).
More architectures will follow in later betas.
There are still some problems and rough edges (see the TODO  if you want
to help out), but in general, what we need most now is broad testing. That
is why we want users to help us by testing this beta.
How to try out the beta:
* Download one of the available CD or floppy images from the d-i website,
* Read the debian-installer HOWTO  and install on whatever hardware you
can. All testing is valuable, but unusual hardware setups are of course
more likely to trigger unknown bugs. Also see the errata  for known
bugs and workarounds.
* File an install report as a bug against the pseudo-package
`installation-reports' in the BTS. Your install report should say whether
the install was successful or not, what problems you encountered during
the installation, etc.
If your installation was successful, there will be a template for install
reports in /root/install-report.template -- this template is also available
on the web . Please use this template when filing install reports.
Good luck with testing debian-installer!
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