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Re: Installing newer kernels



On Fri 18 Mar 2016 at 16:09:47 -0500, David Wright wrote:

> On Fri 18 Mar 2016 at 20:06:32 (+0000), Brian wrote:
> > On Fri 18 Mar 2016 at 14:44:31 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > 
> > > But I've had no difficulty booting Debian from CD on any of my machines.
> > > Obviously USBs are unsuitable for the ancient ones, though I await
> > > a response to
> > > https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2016/03/msg00677.html
> > > with bated breath.
> > 
> > Your proper route for eliciting a response would be in the referenced
> > thread and not as an aside on an unrelated matter.
> 
> Felix Miata asked a question of you in that post.

Felix Miata asked a question of the List. Directing it at something I
said does not oblige me to answer it nor prevent anyone searching with
'usb boot without bios support' and providing a response. 

> Should I ask the same question and attach it to the same post as Felix did?
> Or should I say "Me Too!" and attach it to Felix's post?
> I can't see any role for me in that subthread besides those.

Not having anything to contribute is always a good reason for keeping
quiet.

> OTOH mentioning the thread here might cause William Lee Valentine,
> or others, to take an interest if his Pentium III, like mine, won't
> boot from USB without "ways around it". Is mentioning one thread
> in another improper? It's not as if one can talk behind someone's
> back in a public list.

William Lee Valentine's only post is about installing newer kernels and
has nothing to with booting a Debian image. Bringing up the latter
topic is not improper, just pointless.


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