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Re: Draft for lenny release announcement

Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist@gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:50, Ferenc Wagner <wferi@niif.hu> wrote:
>> Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> writes:
>>> On Dienstag, 10. Februar 2009, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
>>>> For Microsoft Windows users, the installer can also be started
>>>> without having to reconfigure the system BIOS.
>>> What does that sentence mean? Why should (only) Windows users need
>>> to reconfigure the bios?
>> To boot from CD instead of HDD, I guess.
> Makes sense. In that case, the sentence should be clearer, though.
> _Assuming_ this is correct, how about:
> ---
> The installer can now modify the boot sector of a running Windows,
> enabling the user to install Debian without the need to reconfigure
> the BIOS to boot from the installation CD.
> ---

That sounds fishy.  As I understand it, win32-loader can start the
installer from Windows, not needing a reboot (thus not needing BIOS
boot order reconfiguration either).  I doubt Windows stays running
during installation, rather it's replaced by the Debian Installer.

So those who don't run Windows (or don't use the win32-loader) still
have to reboot to start the installer, and thus ensure that the BIOS
boots their installer media, not the current OS.


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