[installation-guide arm64] boot installer from USB / preparing installation-media

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[installation-guide arm64] boot installer from USB / preparing installation-media

Holger Wansing-4
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Hi all,

maybe someone can comment on this question:

in the installation-guide, arm64 has the "bootable-usb" option set.
That leads to this chapter being included in the manual:
https://d-i.debian.org/doc/installation-guide/en.arm64/ch04s03.html

Is this true for arm64?
At least the hd-media/boot.img.gz (mentioned in chapter 4.3.2) is not existing
on the mirrors for arm64 ...


Thanks for help
Holger



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Re: [installation-guide arm64] boot installer from USB / preparing installation-media

Holger Wansing-4
Hi,

Alper Nebi Yasak <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 22/05/2020 15:22, Holger Wansing wrote:
> > in the installation-guide, arm64 has the "bootable-usb" option set.
> > That leads to this chapter being included in the manual:
> > https://d-i.debian.org/doc/installation-guide/en.arm64/ch04s03.html
> >
> > Is this true for arm64?
>
> When I write netboot mini.iso images or CD images to a USB drive they
> work fine on a QEMU aarch64 VM with EFI firmware.
>
> But I couldn't easily create new partitions (for firmware) on the disk:
> - Gparted thinks the whole disk is iso9660 so it won't even try
> - Gnome Disks thinks it's MBR but fails to create a new partition
> - fdisk worked, but breaks the iso9660 part unless I pass "--wipe never"
>
> > At least the hd-media/boot.img.gz (mentioned in chapter 4.3.2) is not existing
> > on the mirrors for arm64 ...
>
> The hd-media configuration isn't enabled for arm64 yet, I'll probably
> work on enabling it eventually. It's enabled on armhf, but there it has
> an hd_media.tar.gz and "concatenateable images" (which may be analogous
> to that boot.img.gz). That's probably how it'd be on arm64 hd-media as well.
>
> See:
> https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/armhf/daily/hd-media/SD-card-images/
> https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/arm64/daily/netboot/SD-card-images/
>
> Other than that, it looks like 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 are already missing most
> of the instructions (compared to the amd64 version), so I don't think
> those two make sense in their current form.

thanks for your comments!

So I have left out that chapters for arm64 now.

It would be great, if someone from debian-arm could update the information in
the manual then.


Holger



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