<br /> PGI installer ISO image (BETA) for woody now available – Debian Planet

Welcome to Debian Planet

News for Debian. Stuff that *really* matters

These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site
  • Package search
  • Mailing list archives
  • Bug reports
  • Debian on CD
  • Unofficial APT sources
  • Developers’ Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News
  • Kernel Cousin Debian
    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community
    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP
    (User support site)

  • Debian International
  • DebianForum.de

  • DebianForum.dk

  • EsDebian

  • DebianWorld

  • MaximumDebian

  • DebianUsers

  • Debian-BR
  • Contribute
    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on irc.debian.org.

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Debian Planet also has its own channel on the same network called #debianplanet.


    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and kieser.net.

    Domains paid for and hosted by uklinux.net.

    Buy your Debian merchandise at DebianShop.com.

    PGI installer ISO image (BETA) for woody now available
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 – 22:28
    ProgenyIn light of the imminent release of Debian 3.0 (“woody”),
    Progeny Linux Systems is making available to the public a BETA
    version of a woody installer based on our PGI software.

    ISO images of this BETA installer are available at:


    Note that by default, this installer will download Debian
    packages from the Debian mirror at
    We encourage you to use a Debian mirror that is closer to you;
    please see the list at:


    We do *not* recommend using the round-robin DNS mirrors (such
    as http.us.debian.org), because debootstrap may download the
    Packages.gz file from one mirror, but the packages themselves
    from several others, and the mirrors may not be in sync. This
    desynchronization can cause debootstrap to fail. (Ideally,
    woody is static enough that this isn’t a problem, but just to
    be on the safe side we recommend picking one mirror by name and
    sticking with it.)

    You can specify the desired mirror as follows:

    1) On IA-32 (i386) systems, supply the MIRROR argument to the
    “install” command at the syslinux program’s “boot:” prompt.

    For example:

    boot: install MIRROR=http://raff.debian.org/debian/

    2) On IA-64 (ia64) systems, supply the MIRROR argument to the
    “elilo” command at the EFI shell when you are using the drive
    letter corresponding to your CD/DVD-ROM drive.

    For example:

    fs2:/> elilo install MIRROR=http://raff.debian.org/debian/

    Note that this is a network-based installer; it retrieves *all*
    Debian packages from the Web, and is not a suitable
    installation method for machines behind a firewall with no HTTP
    access, or for machines with network connection at all.

    You may be familiar with PGI from several discussion threads
    here as well as its website:


    PGI is a multi-architecture graphical and text-mode installer
    for Debian. This BETA is available for the Intel IA-32 (a.k.a.
    “i386”) and IA-64 platforms.

    PGI is descended from the installer used by Progeny Debian 1.0
    (“newton”), which got very positive reviews for its easy
    interface. PGI is even more robust than its predecessor in
    Progeny Debian.

    Please send feedback on this BETA to
    pgi-users@lists.progeny.com. Please do *not* send feedback
    to debian-devel unless the issue is germane to general Debian

    Category: News

    Control panel

    Comment viewing options:

    Select your prefered way to display the comments and click ‘Update settings’ to active your changes.

    Subject: PGI FAQ updated
    Author: Overfiend
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 16:06
    The PGI FAQ has been updated; some folks may want to check it out.
    [ return ]

    Search articles

    ·News (66)
    ·Features (1)
    ·Site News (5)
    ·HOWTOs (18)
    ·Opinion (5)
    ·Q & A (10)

    Log in


    Remember me

    » Register
    » New password

    Debian Security Announcements
    DSA-159 python
    DSA-158 gaim
    DSA-157 irssi-text
    DSA-156 epic4-script-light
    DSA-155 kdelibs
    DSA-154 fam
    DSA-153 mantis
    DSA-152 l2tpd
    DSA-151 xinetd
    DSA-150 interchange

    Latest poll: Any non-free software installed on your computer?
    No, it’s evil
    No, I don’t need any
    Yes, unfortunately
    Yes, and I don’t care
    Yes, but only NVidia drivers
    … and games from ID/Loki
    Non-free software?

    home · archives · news feeds · about · polls · search · sections · user account

    Powered by the amazing Drupal