On Monday 17 November 2008, Otavio Salvador wrote: > I'm not in the position to decide about the inclusion of that into the > Installation Guide but I believe it would be a problem due the > translation. I think we should keep two patches in a queue to be > commited as soon as we open svn to squeeze work. Agreed this is post-lenny. I can review and commit the patch for the manual at that point. Just remind me. > Do anyone disagrees with me? I have a few minor, mostly practical, reservations against this. 1) netboot is heavily used for quick test builds. This increases build time for a regular netboot image by a LOT because we'll now also always build the gtk target. This in turn reduces development efficiency. I'd very much like to keep the option (or add it rather) to only build the plain netboot image or the mini.iso. 2) Problem with these small USB images and the way they are written is that anything already on the USB stick gets deleted and that - given that most USB sticks nowadays are significantly larger in size - makes most of the stick completely unusable. Same goes for hd-media. If someone could come up with some solution to these problems, that would be great. One alternative option for the second issue could be to instead create a tarball with everything in it, including syslinux config and a script the user can run manually to make the stick bootable (with appropriate warnings if required commands, possibly checking for availability of alternative commands, are not available). I would expect such a script to become "smarter" with time as users provide feedback. Note that I did recently improve the instructions for manually placing netboot images on a USB-stick somewhat in the installation guide. Cheers, FJP
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