Debian Installer internals
An introduction to the inner workings of Debian Installer.
Starting with what happens when the installer boots, the talk will go on to discuss how the dynamic menu structure allows the installer to be adapted for different architectures and installation methods.
Other subjects will include the special nature of udebs, the contents of a D-I initrd, how cdebconf knits everything together and allows the use of different frontends, preseeding and the use of hooks.
If time allows, a short introduction into the build system and CD building may be provided.
Some knowledge of Debian package management (like priorities and dependencies) is assumed in this talk.