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Bug#602737: Failure to find iso image from thumb drive

* Michael Shuler (michael@pbandjelly.org) wrote:
> On 11/07/2010 10:39 AM, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
>> Nov  7 15:44:32 iso-scan: Mounted /dev/sdb for first pass
>> Nov  7 15:44:32 iso-scan: Found ISO ./mini.iso on /dev/sdb
>> Nov  7 15:44:32 kernel: [   35.587459] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
>> Nov  7 15:44:32 kernel: [   35.588958] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
>> Nov  7 15:44:32 iso-scan: Not a Debian ISO
> iso-scan found mini.iso, but the mini.iso does not contain a debian  
> directory with the rest of the d-i udebs to continue installation.
> Please, try again with the netinst.iso on your USB key and I think you  
> will get the results you would like - I use this method frequently  :-)

Hi Michael,
  Thanks for your reply - I have the installation going at the moment
using a unetbootin created install.

OK, so there are a few things that could help here:
  1) The error is not that helpful; it doesn't indicate that it found
something not suitable - especially since you might think it would be.
  2) The install guide points to

  (see http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/i386/ch04s02.html.en )
  which only contains the mini.iso

  3) I just noticed there is a footnote on http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/i386/ch04s03.html.en
that mini.iso is not suitable, but that's only marked as a foot note on and not
 4.3.1 ('The easy way') and hence I didn't spot that.  That needs to be more prominent
since the path it's lead me down is to go to the place that only has the mini.iso
and so it's the obvious mistake to make.


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