Bug#606287: d-i manual: should add a "what is the Debian Installer" section
On Sun 30 Sep 2018 at 20:18:32 +0200, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Miguel Figueiredo <firstname.lastname@example.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,
number (multitude is a bit more than 4)
> CD/DVD/Blue Ray or the network.
> The installer goes back to the boot-floppies project, and it was
"has its origin in" is an alternative. Nit picking
> <ulink url="http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2000/06/msg00279.html">first
> mentioned</ulink> by Joey Hess in 2000 . Since then the installation system
> has been continuously developed by volunteers improving and adding more
continually (time, not space. I am in a minority.)
> 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>.