Bug#604839: [installation-guide] Planned overhaul of chapter 4.3 "Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting"
On Sun, 3 Oct 2021 at 05:03, Holger Wansing <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking about (long overdue) updating chapter
> "Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting".
> - #988472 proposes to no longer use "install-mbr" to install an MBR on the
> stick, but use 'cat /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin >/dev/sdX' instead.
> Any objections or comments on this?
> (Works fine for me so far.)
Thank you very much for your work on Debian.
I see that the suggestion to use 'cat' comes
Yes, 'cat' will "work", however I feel there is no
good reason to use 'cat' there.
Because the purpose of 'cat' is for concatenating
multiple files, and it also requires a shell redirection
from stdout. Both are unnecessary here.
I suggest this command should be used:
# cp /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin /dev/sdX
That would be consistent with the similar command
used in Section 4.3.1 on the same page:
# cp debian.iso /dev/sdX
And that is what the 'cp' command is for ...
copying files :)