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Re: Creation of a USB-boot img for Squeeze

On 01/21/2011 11:35 AM, Christophe Schockaert wrote:
> So, I followed what's here for a network install:
> http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s03.html

Following "4.3.1. Copying the files — the easy way", I assume? Please
indicate the URLs used for download of boot.img.gz and the iso. If you
used the correct files and followed this doc, this should work.

> So, I thought the problem was a missing image.
> When I read the footer [8]
> "http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.i386/ch04s03.html#ftn.id318743";
> and a few other docs, I understood that for a netboot install,

Please don't confuse "netboot" with "netinst". The former boots an image
from a properly configured server (usually located on your LAN). The
latter boots an image from media attached to the machine which includes
a base system that then fetches remaining packages from a Debian archive
over the network. You are attempting a "netinst" and should ignore doc
that deals with "netboot".

> I didn't
> need any other additional image than initrd.gz.
> In doubt, I tried the "mini.iso" from netboot anyway.

Huh? The footnote explicitly says it is *not* suitable. You need netinst
or businesscard ISOs.

> I also tried the businesscard.iso, but it didn't brought me any further.

I suspect you may have used the wrong files, but without any indication
of which precise files you used, I can't tell.


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