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

Miguel Figueiredo <elmig@debianpt.org> wrote:
> on 1.x add What is the Debian Installer (purpose and scope of the
> installer)

I would like to apply the below patch from Miguel, if noone objects:

<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>.



Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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