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Re: Doesn't Debian work from a live cd?

On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Ben Armstrong wrote:

> You mean the "Download Debian 6.0" button on the home page?


> I haven't heard from Denny if that's how he obtained it, but the button is quite
> clear as to what the image is (i.e. does not contain the word "live"). I
> still believe it's the best choice. It's much smaller than the live
> images and so is quick to download, and handles a much broader range of
> install scenarios than the live images.

Yeah, its tricky.

>>       * The install images don't have any information pointing at our
>>         live images.
> That's an interesting idea, but where would that go? In the help at the
> boot menu?

Yeah, either that or a menu item in the boot menu, which might be more visible.

>>       * Probably most desktop users will want to check out Debian on
>>         live images before installing it.
> Possibly. It's a tradeoff. If you just want to get started installing
> Debian as quickly as possible, the live image is not the way to go.


> Also, as indicated on http://www.debian.org/CD/live/ there are
> limitations to the live images, such as not having a full set of
> language support packages. Before using a live image, you need to read
> those and decide if it's going to work for you or not. So a link
> directly to a live image is not appropriate (not to mention the fact
> that there's no single multiarch 32/64 bit image for live ... yet).

Hmm, complicated problem this one.

> A link at the bottom of the home page directly to "Live install" in the
> "Getting Debian" column? (Sadly, that would mar the perfectly aligned
> bottom margin of those columns, but a small sacrifice that may be worth it.)

A "Download Debian Live 6.0" link on the front page might work.

>> On the other hand I guess the web team had a reason to point the
>> download link on the front page directly to an installer image.
> I think having a single click to download the installer is a great
> improvement over the long, confusing click-path we had before.

I guess I agree there.



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