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Bug#505773: debian-installer: Bootable netboot image for USB stick patch

On Sat, 2008-11-15 at 05:35 -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> writes:
> > Quoting Kenshi Muto (kmuto@debian.org):
> >
> >> After this patch is applied, 'make build_netboot' will build boot.img.gz
> >> in dest/netboot/ directory for i386 and amd64 with both text and gtk
> >> installers.
> >> Because I didn't know well about other architectures, my patch didn't
> >> touch them.
> >> 
> >> This boot.img.gz is more convenience than hd-media image for usual
> >> installation scene (install Debian into machine with wired network),
> >> because it isn't necessary to copy any ISOs, isn't necessary to setup
> >> TFTP server, and is pretty small. Currently I set 63MB for this image
> >> but we can change it to even 31MB. (I assumed user may copy firmwares
> >> and something into it).
> >
> >
> > Nice. However, as this requires documentation changes, I think this
> > should be post-Lenny.
> Kenshi, could you propose a text for it to the installer guide?


I have a two cents question: what is the benefit over hd-media (which is
20MB to download, fits on 99% of the current usb keys, don't require to
burn an ISO on a CD and don't requires a TFTP server)?


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