Re: Bug#609722: is still there
On Wednesday, 26. January 2011 00:45:32 Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 18:55:56 +0100, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > The installation files from
> > http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/main/installer-
> > i386/current/images/netboot/
> > I used are from Jan-17.
> You want the files from
> images/hd-media/ not from /netboot if you want to put them on a usb stick.
> The netboot ones are for booting from the network, with pxe or similar.
> Please open a new bug if you can reproduce with the correct images, and
> provide the syslog from that along with a description of exactly which
> files you used and how you set up your usb stick.
Thank you for pointing that out. I think that could be stated clearer in the
upcoming Debian installation guide for squeeze. And I suggest to reassign the
bug to the Debian installation guide.
There are two areas which could be clearer:
In particular the sentence
"Alternatively, for very small USB sticks, only a few megabytes in size, you
can download the mini.iso image from the >>>netboot<<< directory (at the
location mentioned in Section 4.2.1, “Where to Find Installation Images”).
from http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/i386/ch04s03.html.en implied for
me that I need the netboot files.
I suggest to add an explicit list for files which should go to the usb stick
at the beginning of 220.127.116.11, like
At the end there is a sentence
"If you used an hd-media image, you should now copy a Debian ISO image onto
What is the alternative to the hd-media image for the usb stick? netboot (you
mentioned not, but I drew that conclusion here). Also a definition of hd-media
image (maybe in conjunction with 1) ) would have made things easier for me.
Last not least:
Apart from getting the boot record on the wrong disk, I found just copying
netboot/initrd.gz and netboot/linux onto the USB stick, adding a syslinux.cfg
and everything came from the network very elegant. It is a pitty that this
does not fully work.
I am happy to test
at the weekend, which is a correct configuration from my reading now. If you
think that is illegal, please let me know, then I try something different.
> I'm closing this bug with this message.
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