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Re: New Linux User needs some guidance

Am 07.10.2019 um 18:26 schrieb lwhonaker@gmail.com:

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?


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 © © 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?


Any thoughts or pointers would be welcome.  Thank you.


Larry Honaker




Hi there,

I think you've to make the USB-Stick bootable and write the first ISO to the Stick.


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