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Re: Draft for lenny release announcement

As I understand, this may has a whole other meaning,

when installing Debian on a HDD that has a Windows installation, I wanted to use grub to load linux, but didn`t like installing it to the MBR, so I installed it on the Debian root partition boot record, after the installation procedure, I needed to set the Debian partition active in order to keep my mbr as is, and be able to run the Debian system. so maybe the Debian installer makes the debian partition active if you instruct grub to install its self on the root partition?

Ferenc Wagner wrote:
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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