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Re: Further to my installation error

Brian composed on 2016-03-16 20:49 (UTC):

On Wed 16 Mar 2016 at 16:12:20 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

Brian composed on 2016-03-16 19:21 (UTC):

>Why any Debian user should use an antiquated technology to install is
>beyond me. USB sticks are two a penny. Isohybrid images rule; OK!

USB sticks, being of a non-uniform variety of sizes, shapes, speed, and
reliability, are a pain to library. Inferior amount of space on which to
write on them contributes to the library problem. Pricing of USB sticks on a
per device basis remains much higher than OM, making creation of a single
device for single purpose generally much more expensive than OM. There still
exist working puters that cannot boot USB. I have several.

So do I. There are ways round it.

Around which do you refer to with "it"?

A round shiny disc could be her only solution to booting a Debian image.

Of course.

Not that I routinely burn OM to install Linux. For that I usually don't burn
anything, instead installing by loading an installation kernel and initrd
with an already installed bootloader. HTTP installation means up-to-date at
the outset.

This makes installing Debian straightforward for everyone?

I wasn't suggesting anything about straightforward, just providing some context based on how things go around here. My installations are far more often pre-releases, so discs burned from isos would infrequently get repeated use. A lot of time would be wasted downloading isos full of never-to-be-installed packages instead of downloading needed packages that might be replaced on the mirrors even before the package completes downloading.

Compared with just putting an image on a USB stick?

With the result that the installation is already fully up-to-date when the installation process exits?

Lots of ways to skin these Linux cats.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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