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Re: message to remove boot cd

greetings to all.

it was very interesting for me to see the various proposals and the forays
into various OS systems and hardware. sounds like a great way to make debian
installation more friendly.
IMHO, i wouldn't have gotten into my multi-installation fiasco if only i had
understood correctly.
so my proposal is just to fix the displayed message.

well, it would be great if you guys could do according to the various
proposals. it would just make debian installation all the more
sophisticated, with extreme simplicity as a by-product. takes the debian
installation fame a couple of steps further.

so, here goes my version of the message:

    Debian is about to reboot and continue this installation.

    - To reboot from the hard disk, please remove any boot media
(boot-floppy, boot-CD, etc.) that you started with right NOW!
    - To re-install from the beginning (and abort this installation), ensure
your boot media remains in its drive.

    Reboot the system?


my 2 cents worth...


----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore-devel.com>
To: Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de>
Cc: <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; ramsubs <ramsubs@pd.jaring.my>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 6:55 AM
Subject: Re: message to remove boot cd

> Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:
> > #include <hallo.h>
> > ramsubs wrote on Mon Oct 01, 2001 um 01:27:44AM:
> >
> > > i know i must seem stupid to many of you. if only a message had been
> > > displayed just before reboot *to remove any boot cds or boot
> >
> > *g*
> >
> > > floppies*, i wouldn't have undergone three installs. well you have to
> > > pardon me, i come from a windoze world, and uncle bill thinks we are
> > > stupid enough for him to include such a warning in a windoze
> > > installation.
> >
> > Comments:
> >  - we are not discriminating people
> >  - your suggestion is worth enough to be implemented
> >  - I am looking for a way to detect the Boot-CD in the drive (Jörg
> >    Schilling's postings are somewhere in my archives). Should be easy to
> >    implement: if(i386) and (boot-cd in any drive) -> WARNING.
> Too clever by half, IMHO.  We can't know the intentions fo the user
> and detecting a CD in the bay isn't all that useful.
> I'm changing the warning prior to reboot to this:
>   If you are ready to reboot the system, you'll need to make sure you
>   are booting from the right media.
>   If you are booting from the local disk, make sure there are no
>   floppies in the floppy drives and no CD-ROM in the tray.  If you made
>   a custom boot floppy and want to boot from that, you should put that
>   floppy in the first floppy drive.  Finally, you can restart the
>   installation system by booting from your install media.
>   Please take care of all that before you answer "Yes" to the
>   following question.
>   Reboot the system?
> Hope this helps.
> --
> ...Adam Di

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