Re: debian-9.5.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso missing files for install without mirror
On Tue 06 Nov 2018 at 09:19:22 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On Tue 06 Nov 2018 at 09:57:03 (+0000), Brian wrote:
> > On Mon 05 Nov 2018 at 23:29:16 -0500, David Wright wrote:
> > > On Mon 05 Nov 2018 at 21:11:46 (+0100), Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> > >
> > > > PS : aren't you confusing "netinst" with "netboot", which requires a
> > > > network connection to a mirror ?
> > >
> > > I've never used netboot as it's too complicated to bother with in
> > > my situation. In addition, I always need non-free firmware to run
> > > all the wired and wireless NICs.
> > The mini.iso is functionally equivalent to netbooting d-i. Using it is
> > no more complicated than using a netinst iso.
> Eh? Why would I want to set up a TFTP service just to install via
> netboot on the two PCs that can boot from the NIC when I've already
> downloaded a netinst image for the rest?
You don't, but no TFTP is needed with the mini.iso. I was only drawing
the list's attention to its existence; it has its uses.
> > and non-free firmware can
> > be put on the medium.
> But it's already on the netinst firmware image.
> Anyway, I think you can see that I'm hardly likely to confuse netinst
> with netboot, which is the point I was making.
There was no implication in my response that you were.