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Bug#505580: Package: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

This is mainly to report that I had some trouble installing the software
on the USB.  Generally available versions of boot.img.gz screwed up the
USB drive, after doing:
zcat /data/Downloads/Debian/boot.img.gz > /dev/sda
the drive became unreadable.  However, the daily image listed below
worked OK.

The other problem I had was knowing which iso image to install.
http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s03.html just says "copy
a Debian netinst or businesscard ISO image to it."  which I did not find
particularly helpful.  Also I understand that it is important to get the
iso image from the same source as the boot.img.gz file.

Boot method: USB

On another Linux computer I:
Image version:

Inserted a usb flash memory and in a user terminal did
zcat /data/Downloads/Debian/boot.img.gz > /dev/sda

Then in a root terminal did:
mount /dev/sda /mnt
cp /data/Downloads/Debian/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso /mnt
umount /mnt

(see http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s03.html)

Date: 3/11/08

Machine: MSI Wind U90

The rest of the installation was fairly straightforward though I have
not got around to getting the wireless to work yet.

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