Bug#596633: USB install fails
Joey Hess wrote:
That's just confusing. For that matter, what is a discussion of network
booting doing in the section on USB booting in the first place?
Miles Fidelman wrote:
Next, download a Debian netinst CD image, and copy that file to the
memory stick; any filename is ok as long as it ends in .iso.
Actually, the instructions AREN'T that clear. The instructions start
"There are two installation methods possible when booting from USB
stick. The first is to install completely from the network. The
second is to also copy a CD image onto the USB stick and use that as
a source for packages, possibly in combination with a mirror. This
second method is the more common.
For the first installation method you'll need to download an
installer image from the |netboot| directory (at the location
mentioned in Section 4.2.1, “Where to Find Installation Images”<http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s02.html#where-files>)
and use the “flexible way” explained below to copy the files to the
The only installer image in the netboot directory is mini.iso
It's referring to the kernel and initrd in the netboot/debian-installer/
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