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Re: Announcing "Debian-Installer Loader"

Robert Millan escribió:
> This is the announcement of "Debian-Installer Loader", a win32 loader for
> Debian Installer.
> 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
>   capability).
>   - 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.

Nice initiative!

My 0.2: It would be nice to specify on the site which Windows versions
are supported (I've tried Win98 and it crashed; I guess it's difficult
to get backwards compatibility here :( ).


	Andrés	[ knocte ]


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