Re: debian-9.5.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso missing files for install without mirror
On Tue 06 Nov 2018 at 17:25:16 +0000, Curt wrote:
> On 2018-11-06, Michael Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > That said, the bootable business card image is the smallest download
> > available to install debian without having to mess with a netboot
> > configuration. You can still use the mini iso with a normal cd, or via
> > virtual drive, etc. I used to always keep an 80mm (185MB) installer CD-R
> > in my bag back before it made more sense to just use a thumb drive.
> > It turns out I just couldn't remember where they were, and they do still
> > exist:
> > http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/
> I'll bite: if the mini.iso requires no netboot, why does it find itself
> confined to the netboot directory?
It is built as part of the netboot build, which is the reponsibility
of the Installer team - not the CD team.
> If they stopped calling it a 'bootable business card' and put it
> alongside the netinstall iso as the leanest competition around I just
> might use the mini. Then again I guess if you're downloading it you're
> downloading it (whether the package is integrated into the iso itself or
> retrieved 'on the fly') so it's six of one, half a dozen of the other,
> in the end.
I've never heard it called a 'bootable business card image' (except