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installation-guide (20100518ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
    - Build only English (for now, until we figure out how to avoid trashing
      translations quite so badly with Ubuntu branding etc.).
    - Build only Ubuntu architectures (amd64, armel, i386, ia64, powerpc,
    - Extensive (although possibly incomplete) Ubuntu branding, adjustments
      for our mirror layout, etc.
    - Add "Ubuntu and Debian" and "What is Ubuntu?" section, text borrowed
      from the Ubuntu web site. Disable the "What is Debian GNU/Linux?"
    - Direct installation reports to ubuntu-users for now.
    - Adjust various memory and disk space requirements. Talk about the
      default Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu tasks rather than Debian tasks.
    - Document mounting /sys in various places.
    - Unset supports-floppy-boot for all our architectures.
    - Add a few more supports-floppy-boot and bootable-usb conditionals.
    - Document our root password and sudo arrangements.
    - Document netboot-style USB images. Still mention the hd-media images,
      but they're downplayed since many USB sticks are too small for a full
      Ubuntu ISO image.
    - Document Kickstart installations (currently only the basics, a
      reference to Red Hat's documentation, and the differences from
    - Update keyboard preseeding documentation for console-setup.
    - Update chroot-install guide for console-setup and language packs; add
      a bit more advice about installing grub.
    - Disable documentation of win32-loader.
    - Document new simplified partman preseeding.
    - Document mirror/udeb/components.
    - Document apt-setup/security_path.
    - Don't recommend passing to
    - Document pkgsel/update-policy.
    - Document preseeding user-setup's home directory encryption facility.
    - Improve examples of tasksel/first preseeding to avoid mentioning
      standard, which is installed by default.
    - Document partman-auto-lvm/guided_size.
    - Document scheme for preseeding the use of
    - Document pkgsel/updatedb.
    - Document partman/default_filesystem.
    - Document how to override the weak password check.
    - Remove comments about automatic installation methods that have been
      removed from Ubuntu.
    - Remove documentation of
      base-installer/kernel/linux/initramfs-generators; setting this to
      anything other than the default will cause the installer to fail.
  * Adjust list of armel architectures for Ubuntu.
  * Bump kernelversion to 2.6.35.
  * Bump release version and names for Maverick.
  * Update Canonical's copyright years.

installation-guide (20100518) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Note that partman-auto/init_automatically_partition is only honoured if
    partman-auto/method is not set.
  * Document the use of grub-installer/grub2_instead_of_grub_legacy to
    switch back to GRUB Legacy for those who need it.
  * Remove spurious quoting in network-console documentation, pointed out by
    Jonathan Amery.
  * partman now asks a slightly different (and less scary) confirmation
    question if it doesn't appear that any data is being overwritten.
    Document the associated preseeding changes.

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Add missing hyphen in command "kbd-config". With thanks to Tapio Lehtonen.
    Closes: #545584.
  * Include a caution in the IA64 version of the manual against using IA64
    for "normal" 64-bit Intel systems.
  * Disable the variant for the alpha architecture: it is being dropped as a
    release architecture for Squeeze.
  * When updating PO files, set them to a standard width of 79 (same as used
    for l10n-sync for D-I master PO files).
  * Document that Debian now installs Recommends by default and how to disable
  * x86 USB boot: two improvements suggested by Timo Juhani Lindfors and one
    by Samuel Thibault. Closes: #532437, #532440, #548534.
  * welcome: add a link to and remove the no longer valid link
    to Closes: #331523.
  * Document new help functionality.
  * Update for changes in locale selection in localechooser 2.17 and 2.18:
    - selecting a different country is now always possible at high priority;
    - change in order of selection of additional locales and default locale;
    - selection of a preferred locale if a combination of language and country
      was selected for which no locale exists;
    - support for separate preseeding of language, country and locale.
  * Mention option to select UTC as time zone at medium/low priority.

  [ Martin Michlmayr ]
  * Mention more Kirkwood-based devices that are supported.
  * Document where to get Kirkwood installer images from.
  * Fix the preseeding example to say that allow_unauthenticated is a
    boolean (and not a string).

  [ Joey Hess ]
  * Reword section on installer's support of wireless.

  [ Steve Langasek ]
  * Update the appendix on chroot installs to not recommend mapping
    to the hostname; use, the same as the installer itself does.

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Update and extend information on preseeding partman. Based on a patch from
    Vincent McIntyre. Closes: #511053.
  * Use 'ip addr' instead of 'ifconfig' to get MAC address for RARP setup.
  * Update information on setting up a TFTP server.
  * As of Lenny syslinux no longer requires that the TFTP server supports the
    'tsize' option (see #570273). With thanks to Ferenc Wagner.
  * Using D-I: add subsection intruducing supported partitioning options,
    including a list of supported file systems.
  * Disabling framebuffer on x86 now also requires passing 'vga=normal'. With
    thanks to Samuel Thibault. Closes: #577461.
  * Update for switch of G-I from DirectFB to X.Org.
  * Update kernel version to 2.6.32, number of Debian Developers and program
  * Update URL for Debian mirror list. Closes: #579935.
  * Disable Korean, Portuguese (BR), Spanish and Swedish translations as they
    are incomplete.

installation-guide (20090901) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Switch over from Lenny to Squeeze. Current kernel is 2.6.29.
  * Change the Debian designation for the ARM architecture from arm to armel.
    The internal 'arch-spec' and file naming convention remains "arm" in order
    to avoid unnecessary changes and work for translators.
  * Mention that TERM= can be passed as boot parameter to set the terminal type
    for serial console installs. Based on a patch suggested by Samuel Thibault.
    Closes: #524666.
  * Update copyright for 2009.

  [ Martin Michlmayr ]
  * Updates for ARM (armel):
    - Remove sections about Netwinder/CATS, which are no longer supported.
    - Update the "supported hardware" table.
    - Add a section about Marvell's Kirkwood, which is now supported.
  * Updates for MIPS:
    - Show some sections on mipsel that apply there too.
    - Say that the Cobalt Qube 2700 (Qube1) is no longer supported.
    - Remove everything about the Broadcom SWARM and BigSur since we no
      longer support these devices in the installer.

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Merge from Ubuntu:
    - Document partman/mount_style, which controls how filesystems are
  * Document pkgsel/include/install-recommends.
  * partman/confirm_write_new_label was renamed to
    partman-partitioning/confirm_write_new_label in r50363, December 2007.
    Adjust preseeding documentation to match.

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Document installation of localization tasks.
  * Document the debian-installer/add-kernel-opts preconfiguration option.
  * Add links to website documenting braille keybindings. Thanks to
    Samuel Thibault for the patch. Closes: #534260.
  * Fix typo in chroot install appendix. Closes: #535494.
  * Improve bootp documentation. Thanks to Holger Wansing for the patch.
    Closes: #282614.
  * On s390 the system clock is not modified by the installer.

  [ Otavio Salvador ]
  * Document the netcfg/enable preseeding that allows for disabling the
    network configuration. Thanks to Anthony L. Awtrey <email address hidden>
    for the patch.

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Move most build dependencies to Build-Depends-Indep.

installation-guide (20090427) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Document partman/early_command (added in partman-base 129).
  * Add note about preseeding ownership to preseed-seenflag section, since I
    had a user confused by this who hadn't found the note elsewhere
    explaining owners.
  * Use /dev/sda and /dev/sdb in the RAID preseeding example rather than
    /dev/discs/disc0/disc and /dev/discs/disc1/disc, since the latter
    devices no longer exist.
  * Document noshell boot parameter. See #504381.
  * Clarify behaviour of "auto" preseed alias.
  * Clarify that preseeding aliases are only aliases for question names, and
    that a value is always needed as well.
  * Apparently you can pass extra boot parameters to OpenBoot at the end of
    the 'boot' command. Document this as it has been known to cause some

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * Document preseeding of network-console now that its postinst can be
    relied on to be executed.
  * Update info on passing boot parameter for PPPoE.
  * Explain Standard system task.
  * Add LXDE desktop environment.
  * Mention option to select desktop environment from boot menu for x86 CDs.
  * Add task sizes for alternative desktop environments.
  * chroot install: 'tzconfig' is deprecated for 'dpkg-reconfigure tzdata'.
    Closes: #520582.
  * Booting using LILO or GRUB: minor improvements. Closes: #519508.
  * Fix example how to generate md5-encoded password. Closes: #518018.
  * Fix missing tags in Japanese translation. Closes: #509372.
  * Improve script that extracts preconfiguration example file from appendix.

  [ Samuel Thibault ]
  * Document accessibility support. Closes: #509371.

  [ Frans Pop ]
  * (Re-)enable Vietnamese translation (not fully up-to-date).
  * Convert PO translations for Finnish, Korean and Vietnamese to XML using
    their last fully translated version.
  * Release update of the manual for Lenny. Six translations have not been
    updated: Brazilian, Catalan, Finnish, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden>   Fri, 25 Jun 2010 10:28:30 +0100

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