Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Re: 32 bit UEFI

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On 01/08/2014 07:38 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> "netinst" is a specific, unintuitive name for a CD that Debian
> produces; it's defined as an image that includes all the udebs from
> the archive without including any .debs. So this is debian-cd
> jargon, and should really be avoided when talking about Ubuntu
> images, especially considering how easily "netinst" can be confused
> with "netboot".
>
> I think it's better to call what we produce a "minimal CD", as
> here:
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD

Sure, but isn't the mini iso just netinst by another name ( that also
is often confusing in a different way; people seem to think it will
give them an install that uses less disk space ).

> But while this CD would continue to be available, and we probably
> wouldn't spend effort on adding UEFI support to it, it's still not
> something that I think we want to point to as a supported install
> method for broken-BIOS machines, for the reasons mentioned in my
> previous mail.

We haven't already added UEFI support to it? That seems like
something we really should do. I was proposing forking it in two as
it would be easier to maintain and/or require less testing for that
than a fork of the regular desktop cd, and whether fully supported or
not, would be *something* for people with broken bios to fall back to,
and last I heard from Colin, their number was not *that* small that we
could throw them overboard.


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