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Re: installing debian from USB... IS IT POSSIBLE?

On 28 Jul 2011 23:31, "Walter Hurry" <walterhurry@lavabit.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:12:32 +0200, Per Carlson wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 09:15, Scott Ferguson
> > <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Yes it's with the official documentation:-
> >> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04.html.en
> >
> > Where the first sentence reads: "To prepare the USB stick, you will need
> > a system where GNU/Linux is already running and where USB is
> > supported.". So, to install Debian from an USB-stick you need a system
> > where Debian (for example) is installed. Smells recursion here :-)
> >
> > IMHO there should be some hints what to do if the user currently is
> > running something else than GNU/Linux, like Windows or OS X.
> Well, there are ways, but the best bet for most will be to download, burn
> *and checksum* a live CD or a netinst CD, and boot from that.

And what if the system doesn't have an optical drive? Buying an external drive shouldn't be the easiest option.

> But the OP in this particular thread would be well advised to stick to
> Windoze.

That's shouldn't stop Debian from being user friendly.

(written on a small screen device)

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