This file summarizes user-visible changes between releases of v-i, the vmdb2-based installer of Debian onto bare metal systems.
configure-installer allows configuring an installer image that has been written to a USB drive or other block device. It replaced the older
set-authorized-key script. It adds support for SSH CA and host host certificates for the installer, and accepting user certificates for logging into the installer.
The tutorial is a little improved and will hopefully be possible to understand even if you don't already know everything.
The installer image now boots a little faster: it now uses
systemd-networkd instead of
iupdown to bring up the network, and the persistent
journald system log is disabled.
/etc/v-i-version file contains information about the version of the
v-i repository used to build the installer image.
pingnow works on the installer.
rootfs.tar.gztarball that used to be included in the installer image is gone. It wasn't useful for anything but building an installer image.
This is the first release of v-i. It may or may not work for you. It will reliably destroy all your data.