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

On Jul 28, 2011, at 5:12 PM, 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:-

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.

In Mac OS-X, it should be pretty straight-forward. E.g. the "dd" command exists in standard OS-X. There may be some tricks required to write directly to a USB stick device, but I'm guessing it's not impossible.

But the real answer to your point is this: If you're thinking of running Linux, you probably have a friend who has Linux running. Friends are good things to have.


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