Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer Moves to Linux 4.6, Adds MIPS64el Support


Today, July 4, 2016, Cyril Brulebois from the Debian Project has announced the release of the seventh Alpha build of the installer for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system.

The Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 7 release comes one and a half months after the sixth Alpha build, which hit the streets at the end of May, moving the development cycle forward to a final launch. And by the looks of it, there are some various exciting things implemented in this version.

Let’s start with the improvements, as Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” Alpha 7 Installer moves the Linux kernel support from 4.5.0-2 to 4.6.0-1, and it bumps the support for the kfreebsd kernel to version 10.3. Moreover, it implements two beeps for scenarios when booting the OS with the GRUB bootloader, informing users that they need to use the GRUB way to edit entries in the boot menu.

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