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Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):

> i knew about progeny (wasn't their installer supposed to be in woody).

The Progeny Graphical Installer is very cool, but thus far is i386-only 
(just like the one produced by Storm Technology for Stormix).  The
Debian Project, of course, has to take care of all 11 CPU architectures.

It's been official packaged as packagename "pgi", with the following
description:  

  Progeny graphical installer creation system
  This package contains PGI, a multi-architecture graphical installer
  creation system for Debian GNU/Linux originally developed by Progeny
  Linux Systems, Inc., for their Debian-based "Progeny Debian" operating
  system.

  This package enables the user to create ISO images containing a
  bootable installer (PGI) which guides the user through the steps of
  installation.  The installer supports text and graphical installation
  modes.  PGI runs debootstrap to install a minimal Debian system to the
  target filesystem(s), sets up a boot loader (if the installing user
  requests), and uses the pivot_root() system call to "boot" into the
  installed system.  ISO images may be generated with complete or partial
  Debian package archives, or with the the installer only (useful for
  network-only installs, which PGI supports.)

  PGI is extensible and customizable.  Two example extensions are provided
  with this package; one uses the base-config package, while the other
  configures the installed system using the X-based Configlet system.

  Two manuals are provided as part of this package.  "Creating Debian
  Installers with PGI" documents the setup and configuration of a
  PGI-based installer ISO in detail.  "Using the PGI Debian Installer" is
  an example of a PGI user's manual.  Those creating custom installers
  with PGI will want to update the user's manual for their target
  audience.

Woody/3.0 i386 installation ISO based on PGI is here:
http://archive.progeny.com/progeny/pgi/

Further development of PGI is based out of here:
http://hackers.progeny.com/pgi/

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