Tue, 03 Mar 2009

i386/amd64 d-i images for Lenny, kernel version 2.6.28 + firmware + WPA support

I bought new laptop, SONY Vaio TypeZ. Because e1000e and iwlagn weren't detected by Lenny kernel 2.6.26, I made a custom image with kernel 2.6.28 for myself. I brushed it smarter yesterday. You can download it from the usual place. Enjoy.

  • based on newest stable, Debian 5.0 Lenny
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.28 (as same as Debian experimental's)
  • experimental WPA support (not tested)
  • pre-located firmware (linux-firmware package will be installed if d-i detects your machine needs it)

P.S. I'm planning to attend Debconf9. See you there.


i386 ISO don't fit in USB stick

I found that i386 lenny 2.6.28 ISO is much bigger than the amd64 version and it doesn't fit in 256MB boot.img.gz usb stick.

Posted by Ronald Mak at 2009/05/05 (Tue) 09:47:49

Does it supports Xen?

I'm desperately searching for a >= 2.6.28 Xen linux kernel image with 64 bits dom0 support, so I can do developments on my laptop with the network (both wired and wireless) drivers working. Does your kernel support this? If not, do you know where I can find it?

Thanks for your great work, this helps a lot the community. I contributed some reports for some Supermicro server hardware.


Posted by Thomas Goirand at 2009/05/25 (Mon) 17:07:41

Ah yes, this USB memory image is for 512MB, not for 256MB. I fixed a description.

As far as I know this image doesn't provide Dom0. I couldn't find any Debian kernel images provided -xen-amd64 greater than version 2.6.26. You'd better to ask it at Debian kernel mailing list.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/05/26 (Tue) 11:52:00

i386 boot.img.gz is NOT 512MB


the boot.img.gz you offer does create a 256MB partition and its not possible to copy the i386 ISO image to the stick because its too large (you write yourself that it *should* be 512MB). Can you fix the boot.img.gz?

Posted by Jonas at 2009/06/10 (Wed) 16:53:40


Ah I understood. I fixed it, thanks.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/06/11 (Thu) 08:55:11

I need bnx2 firmware for amd64 lenny custom iso, I don't see in google and debian site

Posted by gaular at 2009/06/25 (Thu) 04:12:39


Hm, I forgot to include it. I'll fix it on next upload.
For temporary solution, you can copy firmware-bnx2 package into USB memory and install it during expert installation mode.

Posted by kmuto at 2009/06/25 (Thu) 11:13:31

not detect hard disk

ah i don't understand, it is not detect hard disk when i'm install. Can you fix it?


Posted by dominique at 2009/08/27 (Thu) 16:53:29
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