Wed, 30 Jan 2008

i386/amd64 d-i images for Etch, kernel version 2.6.24 plus firmware, firt release version

Some of you know, Eee PC was released at Japan also. My IRC friend Yamamoto asked me to build Etch installer with using 2.6.24 and atl2 driver for that machines.

Today I release first version of it. This is very early version.

  • ported Linux kernel 2.6.24 from Debian unstable version.
  • ported Ubuntu driver module package supported atl2, igb, acx, at76_usb, and fsam7400. This package includes a bunch of firmwares also (well, it's still unclear for me. Ubuntu bug#159933). I expect at least ipw2200 works. Although I believe you can use these devices during an installation stage, maybe you'll be not able to use them after reboot. There are packages named "linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-1-686" and "linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-1-amd64" for default kernels in CD. You can install them by "apt-cdrom add; apt-get install linux-ubuntu-modules-\*". (Oh, I noticed I had forgotten to build for other flavors. Will be fixed in next release.)

You can take i386 or amd64 images (netinst CD, hd-media, and TFTP netboot) from here.

Future plan: Includes iwl* and some other missing drivers. Supports basic WPA-personal configuration. Detects and installs linux-ubuntu-modules automatically during the installation.

By the way, some folks started Etch and a Half project. It sounds great idea. My productions will be completely replaced by their work :) [seriously, I subscribed their mailing list a few days ago.]

Mon, 14 Jan 2008


This game reminds me of my high school days. I had been playing "Sim City" every day.

Although Micropolis will be ITPed by someone (maybe by Debian Game Team) sooner or later, I packaged it for me. If you can't wait an official package, you can take my package (i386/amd64 version) from here. (Today's population was about 23,000. I almost forgot the techniques.)

[ yeah, Miriam Ruiz just ITPed as #460674. Good luck Miriam, you will have hard tasks :) ]