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Re: The success of an Etch



On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 18:56 +0100, Mikael Backman wrote:
> sön 2007-02-18 klockan 12:48 -0500 skrev Kevin Mark:
> > On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 11:14:08AM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> > > Last night I downloaded the latest daily snapshot of the Etch installer
> > > for i386 from http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ and chose
> > > the net-install image.  Upon booting I pressed F1 for more options and
> > > then one of the others (F3?) for boot options and found that
> > > "installgui" would start the GUI installer.
> > One of the use cases for the gui installer aka g-i was the need to
> > address installation in certain non-english languages. Now folks who
> > speak some popular indic languages can install Debian in their native
> > language. woot!  And some of the installer question were removed and
> > made into defaults so that users didn't need to answer un-needed
> > question. As you found out, a vast imporvment was made to the process
> > when compared to boot-floppies :-) As for the progress bar, I'm sure a
> > wishlist bug might help there.
> 
> Is there any way to get this CD-netinstaller onto a DVD? My computer
> boots DVDs only...

So, you are telling me, that the DVD-Drive won't boot bootable CDS?

You have a broken BIOS or DVD drive. Period.

You should update your BIOS and/or DVD Firmware.

How do I know? I have been booting bootable CDs for years from DVD
drives. And I mean multiple machines (and brands) and multiple brand
DVDs.
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