Bug#961590: Include drm modules in non-gtk arm64 cdrom initrds

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Bug#961590: Include drm modules in non-gtk arm64 cdrom initrds

Alper Nebi Yasak
Control: reassign -1 debian-installer
Control: severity -1 normal
Control: retitle -1 Include drm modules in non-gtk arm64 cdrom initrds
Control: tag -1 patch

On 26/05/2020 20:40, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:

>> There are two initrds in that iso, 'install.a64/initrd.gz' doesn't
>> have drm modules, but the 'install.a64/gtk/initrd.gz' one has them.
>> Can you try booting the gtk one? If you boot to GRUB, 'Graphical
>> Install' should be using that.
>
> And that's plain wrong.
>
> I want to run D-I on my monitor. Nevermind is it text mode one or gtk
> one. My board does not require serial console to boot as I have
> graphical output in U-Boot and can control it using USB keyboard.

I agree they should be included, so I'm changing bug metadata to that
(hopefully correctly).

> And I prefer text mode D-I over gtk one.

You can also add DEBIAN_FRONTEND=newt to the kernel cmdline to force
that in the gtk builds.

--

Haven't really tested, but this change should be enough:

diff --git a/build/pkg-lists/cdrom/arm64.cfg
b/build/pkg-lists/cdrom/arm64.cfg
index bb5b3a6ff..672d00a64 100644
--- a/build/pkg-lists/cdrom/arm64.cfg
+++ b/build/pkg-lists/cdrom/arm64.cfg
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
  fat-modules-${kernel:Version}
  cdrom-core-modules-${kernel:Version}
  input-modules-${kernel:Version}
+fb-modules-${kernel:Version}
  console-setup-udeb
  kbd-udeb
  usb-modules-${kernel:Version}