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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 <mstone@debian.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


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