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


At Sat, 15 Nov 2008 09:55:59 +0100,
Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-11-15 at 05:35 -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> writes:
> > > Quoting Kenshi Muto (kmuto@debian.org):
> > >> 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?

Oops, I should have kept my mouth shut :)
Seriously speaking, OK, I'll try it soon.

> 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)?

As far as I know hd-media needs netinst ISO or business ISO also
to work.
It is a bit inconvenience and confuses novice users.

Kenshi Muto

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