First of all I would like to thank Robert for all his good work on moving the Debian system forward on the BBB. I am a little confused, however regarding building a minimal system.
What is the relationship between netinstall and image-builder? I am looking to build a minimal system where I can cherry-pick packages. Netinstall has rudimentary menus that allow some choice, but image-builder appears to only build a system that has many features that I do not want, such as nodejs, apache, X, etc. The Angstrom system had recipes for console only images. Is there a similar image for Debian?
It's all about who the end user is...
For the experienced debian developer, who knows what they are doing
and just wants to install debian. This script only installs a working
bootloader/kernel everything else is up to the end user. (Currently no
working solution for Windows/Mac users)
Image-Builder: (there's actually 4 targets)
"beagleboard.org_image.sh" : This is a beta of what will be shipping
with the board. A certain out of box experience is required, thus lots
of things are installed and will not meet your "minimal"
requirements.. (Solution for Win/Mac)
"rcn-ee_image.sh" : pretty minimal, it's what I've been shipping here:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian#Demo_Image (Solution for Win/Mac)
"eewiki_base_image.sh" : even smaller, no default kernel, it's
completely up to you to setup bootloader/kernel.
"eewiki_barefs_image.sh" : even smaller, previous on a diet, will fit
in under 64Mb (no kernel/bootloader)..