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Bug#606287: d-i manual: should add a "what is the Debian Installer" section

Package: installation-guide
Version: 20100518
Severity: wishlist

----- Forwarded message from Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org> -----

From: Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org>
To: Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org>
Subject: Re: manual - topics organization
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 20:20:29 +0000
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Hi Samuel,

made some minor improvements.

Thanks for your reply.

A Segunda 06 Dezembro 2010 15:23:50, você escreveu:
> Just to at least give you an answer.
> Miguel Figueiredo, le Mon 29 Nov 2010 01:08:33 +0000, a écrit :
> > A Quarta 24 Novembro 2010 00:58:22, você escreveu:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > > > on 1.x add What is the Debian Installer (purpose and scope of the
> > > > installer)
> > > 
> > > That can be useful, yes, please submit a bug (with a patch).
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > Care to take a look?
> Care, yes, but time, not at the moment...
> Samuel

Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

<title>What is the Debian Installer?</title>


Debian Installer, also known as "d-i", is the software system to install 
a basic working Debian system. A wide range of hardware such as
embedded devices, laptops, desktops and server machines is supported and a
large set of free software for many purposes is offered.


The installation is conducted by answering a basic set of questions.
Also available are an expert mode that allows to control every aspect of 
the installation and an advanced feature to perform automated installations.
The installed system can be used as is or further customized.
The installation can be performed from a multitude of sources: USB,
CD/DVD/Blue Ray or the network.


The installer goes back to the boot-floppies project, and it was 
<ulink url="http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2000/06/msg00279.html";>first 
mentioned</ulink> by Joey Hess in 2000 [1]. Since then the installation system 
has been continuously developed by volunteers improving and adding more 


More information can be found on the <ulink 
url="http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/";>Debian Installer page
</ulink>, on the <ulink url="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstalle";>Wiki
</ulink> and on the <ulink url="http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/";>
debian-boot mailing list</ulink>.



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