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Re: install -- netboot vs netinst vs businesscard Debian installer CDs

On Dec 31, 2009, at 3:01 PM, Stephen Powell wrote:

On 2009-12-31 at 14:43:44 -0500, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote:
That would be netinst, not netboot.

Whatever.  All I can say is that I downloaded


from a public Debian mirror, burned it to a CD-R, and booted from it.
I then proceeded to install Lenny from a public Debian mirror without
setting up any special server.  And it worked great.  Why it worked,
I don't know.  Maybe it wasn't supposed to work.  Maybe it shouldn't
have worked.  But it did!  Explanations, anyone?

Here's a datapoint...

Today I did the same for the PowerPC version of the netboot/mini.iso (13 MB) and used it to install squeeze on my testing PowerMac G4. Worked a treat.

And what's really cool is that the businesscard and netinst CD's didn't work! They boot OK, but get seg-faults as soon as the installer tries to start up.

Go figure!

Happy "aught-ten" to all!


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