Debian 9.0 Stretch Installer Updated WIth Better ARM EFI Support, Merged-/usr
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 13 November 2016 at 10:07 PM EST. 14 Comments
DEBIAN --
Out this weekend is the eighth alpha release of the Debian Installer for the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch" release due out in 2017.

This latest alpha installer release adds GNU/screen support to the debian-installer, supports a merged /usr via the --merged-usr option, support for XZ-compressed package indices, ARMHF EFI systems support with the GRUB installer, and a wide range of other changes.

The Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 8 release is powered by Linux 4.7 (rather than 4.6 with the previous alpha), supports 75 languages, and has a wealth of other changes in improving the Debian Installer for next year's Stretch release. More details on the Alpha 8 release via
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