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Bug#283136: debian-installer-manual: creating USB-stick Debian-installer under Windows

Package: debian-installer-manual
Severity: normal

Section 4.4 of the manual states: "For preparing the USB stick you will
need a system where GNU/Linux is already running and where USB is
supported", whereas in fact it's also possible under Windows. Here is
how to do it:

1. get "dd for Windows" from

2. download the boot.img.gz (use WinZip to decompress) and the

3. start Windows commandline, find out the device name with:

dd --list

4. write boot.img to USB-stick, for example if your stick is "e:":

dd if=boot.img of=\\.\e: bs=1M

5. copy sarge-i386-netinst.iso to stick

6. reboot and install Debian :)

Cheers, Heike

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