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Bug#460630: debian-installer: installing on combination of memorystick/compactflash and network share

Op 14-01-2008 om 13:10 schreef Folkert van Heusden:
(follow-up upon non BTS posting)

> > Please elaborate that.
> > Tell which device is the booting device ( is it the USB stick? )
> > What kind of data should be on the other device?
> usb stick / compact flash card (e.g. ide to compact flash converter)
>  will contain only the kernel and initrd so that it can be read-only
> nfs will contain all the rest (/ and all files beneath)

See below.

> > > That way one can also boot non-pxe systems without any local disk.
> > If those systems can boot from a USB device,
> > then there are (at least) two options:
> > * Install from hdmedia (
> >  http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/ )
> What's that? It's not a .deb package?

Nope, no .deb package. You can use .deb packages _after_ installation.

More information about hd-media is
at http://www.nl.debian.org/releases/etch/i386/apas02.html.en#howto-getting-images-usb
it starts with:
| It's also possible to install from removable USB storage devices.

Please update this bugreport with information if the knowledge about
hd-media still makes this wishlist BR relevant.

> > * Boot gPXE ( http://www.etherboot.org )
> Problem with that one is that it requires a dhcp-server and a tftp
> server. So it won't work in an environment with subnets and were one is
> not allowed to put an other dhcp server in the network.

(Workarounds for it, are beyond the scope of this BugReport)

Geert Stappers

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