I think the reality is Raspbian will have both. No reason for it to be an either/or proposition. The user can decide which method they would like to start with to install Raspbian on their Raspberry Pi. Whatever method the user chooses, I just really want the process to be simple to understand and use.plugwash wrote:Personally I'd preffer a tool that prompted for things like timezone and keyboard layout on first boot, it would be far quicker than installing everything from packages and would offer many of the same benefits.
Hmmm. Finally got all setup to test out the install this evening, but I found that I can't seem to access it from the multiupload.nl site. Whatever page I view on the multiupload site is completely blank. I tried it on both firefox and ie, so it doesn't seem to be browser related.
Those are modules used during installation - less used filesystems, crypto etc. Currently some of this stuff is compiled straight into the installer kernel and some modules are really missing. It shouldn't give you much problems though, only maybe if you choose to install to encrypted partition - that will probably fail.No kernel modules were found.
Thanks Jerry,jerry.tk wrote:It is not very obvious, I agree. But if you'll follow Mike's installing recipe, you will end up with a nicely working RasPi, I promise
No problem Apart from those kernel and firmware hacks this is pretty much standard Debian installer - you can select from a list of countries when selecting system locale and your timezone is derived from selected country.Montala wrote: Just one final question, for the moment anyway.. when asked to configure your time zone, is there a selection to chose from, or is that a 'free text' entry?
In the wiki, for example, Pacific has been entered, but I am in the U.K. and would require GMT or the equivalent thereof.
Probably another silly question, but please do bear with me!
Based on the feedback, I've copied some of the notes above in the Wiki to help users understand that its OK to proceed without a kernel or the kernel modules. Other similar notes can be added if there is confusion as to what should be selected in the installation process.
Thank you much. I'll give it a whirl. Plugwash is making progress on a kernel package. Hopefully that will make it's way into the installer down the line.
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