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Re: New Linux User needs some guidance

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<lwhonaker@gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings All,
> Briefly, I am a new Linux want-to-be.  I am totally blind, retired
> computer specialist with most of my work experience in the Windows
> world.  I do have a passing knowledge of Unix.
> I am attempting my first install of Debian and I must be missing something
> from the Install Guide.  I was under the impression if I copied the
> dvd image to a usb stick, I could boot from the stick and start the
> install.
> Do I need something else other than the iso image on a 32 GB thumb
> drive in order to begin the install for Debian?

If I'm understanding you properly, yes.  You need to take it from an
"iso image" and actually have the data itself on the USB key (for lack
of a better word, you need to "burn the image" to the USB key). 

I think Win10 can do this natively through the right-click context menus
(essentially right-click the ISO -> select the "burn disc image"
option, then select your USB drive as the target).  Bear in mind that I
haven't used Windows in ages, so I might be off the mark here.

> I have tried on two different computers and I am receiving the following
> message when I boot from the USB drive:
> Syslinux 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD C C 1994-2010 H. Peter Aanvin et al
> Error: No configuration file found
> No default or u/I configuration directive found!
> Maybe I went too far, in that I copied the first three dvd iso images
> to the 32 GB stick.  Is that an issue?

That could definitely be a problem, especially if you "properly" burned
the images to the USB, they'd have overwritten each other.



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