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netinst-CD-Images (was Re: Bug#285245: another ASUS AP140R-E1 for Vrijschrift.org

On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 04:35:49PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 12 December 2004 15:52, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > So it's not advisable to use the net_inst CD images on any other
> > hardware than 386 ?! So the netinst-CDs are pretty useless ? (Better
> > use business-card-CDs or whole Sets or netboot... (or even floppies))
> No, that's not correct.
> The 386 kernel will run fine on almost all Intel and AMD based systems. If 
> you want an optimized kernel for your processor, you'll just have to 
> install the proper kernel-image after the installation finishes (or 
> compile one yourself).
> Installing with the netinst CD will almost certainly give you a working 
> system.
> The netinst is intended mainly for people who do _a lot_ of testing 
> installations for d-i; it's to save them downloading a full CD all the 
> time. And it is the best way to test something like a full CD 
> installation.
That "full" test excludes kernel selection code ...

> End users will not be advised to use a netinst CD after Sarge has been 
> released anyway, they will be using full CD's (or netboot or floppy or 
> maybe businesscard).

Mmmm, this is 2005, Joe Random User has broadband Internet access.
And he has lines starting with

deb http://

in his /etc/apt/sources.list.

I gonna file a wishlist bugreport.

Geert Stappers

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