Announcing "Debian-Installer Loader"
This is the announcement of "Debian-Installer Loader", a win32 loader for
Overall, the process is very simple (it's been inspired by a similar
project with Ubuntu). D-I-L runs on the users' win32 system,
auto-detects wether the CPU supports 64-bits, picks the appropiate
linux and initrd.gz images for netboot, and uses GRUB for DOS to
chainload into it.
This has a few interesting applications:
- Migrating to Debian on hardware without CD drive (or USB boot
- Migrating to Debian for users who have no idea how to burn an ISO
and/or how to configure their BIOS for CD boot.
- Migrating a system to Debian inmediately, at any time, wether
we have a boot CD at hand or not.
- Advocating Debian to Windows users. Rather than give them a CD
(expensive), give them a piece of paper with an URL.
Frontend site for Windows clients to visit is at:
Further details (screenshots, GPLed source code) at:
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