detect hardware architecture
displays the current machine architecture and subarchitecture. The architecture corresponds to that built into dpkg and describes the CPU (and possibly kernel) types; the subarchitecture distinguishes machines with different boot arrangements that require special handling.
The following option is available:
- When bringing up new subarchitectures, may not yet have been taught about this specific machine. This option asks that try to guess a generic subarchitecture that may be compatible with this machine. This is only necessary on certain architectures, and simply has no effect elsewhere.
was written by the Debian Installer team.