Re: Draft for lenny release announcement
Richard Hartmann <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:50, Ferenc Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Holger Levsen <email@example.com> writes:
>>> On Dienstag, 10. Februar 2009, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
>>>> For Microsoft Windows users, the installer can also be started
>>>> without having to reconfigure the system BIOS.
>>> What does that sentence mean? Why should (only) Windows users need
>>> to reconfigure the bios?
>> To boot from CD instead of HDD, I guess.
> Makes sense. In that case, the sentence should be clearer, though.
> _Assuming_ this is correct, how about:
> The installer can now modify the boot sector of a running Windows,
> enabling the user to install Debian without the need to reconfigure
> the BIOS to boot from the installation CD.
That sounds fishy. As I understand it, win32-loader can start the
installer from Windows, not needing a reboot (thus not needing BIOS
boot order reconfiguration either). I doubt Windows stays running
during installation, rather it's replaced by the Debian Installer.
So those who don't run Windows (or don't use the win32-loader) still
have to reboot to start the installer, and thus ensure that the BIOS
boots their installer media, not the current OS.