Re: Upgrade from Sarge to Etch Satisfactorily Completed
> > On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 17:18:33 -0400 (EDT)
> > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >> Hi, Andrei, I guess you know something I don't know(not that
> >> that's a surprise<g>) Why would I take my netinstall file
> >> (167 Mb) and put it on a CD unless the CD was _bootable_?
> >> The CD would have to be made bootable, and would have I guess
> >> to have an initrd-img on it as well.
> > No, you don't. The netinst image is self-containing, so just burn it
> > on a CD, the computer will boot from it, there are no more actions
> > neccessary.
> I don't need to now, but just for scientific experiment I'll
> do this, and see what happens.
Even with computers with BIOS too old to boot from CD, Debian CDs
provide sbm (smart boot manager) which can boot it from a floppy,
which then boots a CD. Mount a Debian CD and "cd /cdrom/install"
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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