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Xubuntu nightly ISOs use the non-PAE kernel, but no hd-media image is available for that

Reported by Michael Adams on 2012-04-09
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Bug Description

This may have been an issue since at least the 11.10 series: it is rare I find an hd-media installer + alternate i386 ISO combination, that can successfully load an Xubuntu preseed installation. ISOs have had the generic, but not the PAE, kernel: so the installer gets a "No kernel modules were found" error.

"d-i base-installer/kernel/override-image" and "d-i base-installer/kernel/image" seem to have no effect in preseed of avoiding use of the PAE kernel, or the error.

HD-media source: "dists/precise/main/installer-i386/20101020ubuntu130/images/hd-media/" on any Ubuntu Linux mirror

Current ISO source: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily/current/

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Sounds like the right answer here is to generate a non-PAE variant of hd-media.

affects: xubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-04-11
summary: - Xubuntu nightly ISOs are missing the PAE kernel
+ Xubuntu nightly ISOs use the non-PAE kernel, but no hd-media image is
+ available for that
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package debian-installer - 20101020ubuntu132

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debian-installer (20101020ubuntu132) precise; urgency=low

  * Add a new hd-media/non-pae build for i386 (LP: #977568).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:36:26 +0100

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Michael Adams (unquietwiki) wrote :

Non-PAE installer appears to work with latest ISO. Props to everyone involved for getting this fixed.

http://unquietwiki.blogspot.com/2012/04/we-can-all-install-xubuntu-x86-from.html

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