Sat, 21 Jul 2007

i386/amd64 d-i images for Etch with kernel 2.6.21

Although I know someone had already made the same thing, I constructed a firm to build bpo-debian-installer for Etch and released first 2.6.21 backport version.

You can take it from usual place. There isn't any new features except the image uses 2.6.21.


There was a BoF in Edinburgh about "etch and a half".
i.e. do this thing officialy at some point in etch's cycle.

Perhaps you should join this effort!

Thanks for doing this BTW, it really helped me in the sarge days.

Posted by Faidon Liambotis at 2007/07/21 (Sat) 10:12:05

Add me to the list of grateful people! Saved me once before with Sarge, and I've got high hopes for this one on a new Intel DP35DP motherboard with that troublesome Marvell ATA chip.

Posted by Steve Freitas at 2007/08/03 (Fri) 15:46:37

probleme ethernet card


i am a problem with the second ethernet card on poweredge 2950, i'm not found in the ifconfig list the second ethernet card despite of it's uplink on my network...

the two ethenet card is broadcom gigabit netxtreme...

how to detect the second card ?

thanks you

Posted by Metzger (france) at 2007/08/17 (Fri) 18:45:47

Kernel 2.6.21...
I hope the tickless idle (NO_HZ) feature is enabled, I want to use it for a laptop... :)

Posted by G叩bor at 2007/09/09 (Sun) 06:01:44


A life saver, thank you. I was able to easily install Debian on a new Asus P5K-E motherboard with SATA DVD-R and SATA hard disks. The networking also worked during install. The default Debian Etch 4.0r1 netinstall disks had trouble, but this custom image worked no problems. Thanks!

Posted by Leopard CRM at 2007/09/12 (Wed) 01:45:08

Thanks for all the job you have made with this Debian Installer.

I spend 5 minutes to install the Distro in a new server with a 3ware raid controller that is not supported in 2.6.18 kernel.

Greetings for your job from Spain.

Javier :)

Posted by Javier at 2007/09/26 (Wed) 03:46:34

Do you know the config options you used to build this kernel? it's the only one I can find that works with my hardware

Posted by Corrine at 2008/01/14 (Mon) 12:32:47

Corrine, please check /boot/config-* file.

Posted by kmuto at 2008/01/14 (Mon) 12:34:47

Er, this should have been posted on the .21 entry, (this one does not work either) but the advice works. Thanks.

Posted by Corrine at 2008/01/14 (Mon) 14:38:22
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