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Re: Wheezy release: CDs are not big enough any more...

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 06:13:24PM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
>On Tue, 15 May 2012 22:34:20 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> > And the USB-stick process is not as simple as it might be because you
>> > have to find the HD-media files and then _also_ find an iso image to
>> > put on. It's no wonder newbs are still downloading CD/DVD images.
>> I thought HD-media was a thing of the past with the newish isohybrid
>> stuff where you just cat the ISO to the device? Pretty sure thats what
>> I did for the last install I did.
>Same here.
>My last install with an USB stick (2 months ago) must have been as
>easy as dd'ing or cat'ing the ISO to a device since I don't remember
>any details or even problems, and I'm quite sure I didn't hunt down
>any additional files or used any non-standard tools.
>(I think it was a testing image from February or something similar,
>in case they are different .... Ah, I still have it,
>debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso, downloaded on March 4th.)

Just checking with wookey on irc, he downloaded the image and read the
(http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch04s03.html.en) but
skipped straight past section 4.3.1. Looks like we could do with a big
clear message "DO THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS" to make it more
obvious. :-)

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