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Re: Announcing "Debian-Installer Loader"

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 07:47:31PM +0100, "Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ]" wrote:
> 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 :( ).

I plan to add a check at the beginning of the install process, so that it
aborts gracefuly if your Windows version is not supported.

Didn't have time yet...

Robert Millan

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