Re: Net Install: Installation halts for disk change
On 2020-02-27 03:46, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
On Jo, 27 feb 20, 02:03:56, John Kaufmann wrote:
Two pages to serve the same purpose is too much churn. Then look at the /files/ from those two pages:
: [660M] firmware-10.3.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso
: [377M] firmware-10.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso
I'm taking a lesson from this: some cleanup is in order.
The names are quite self-explanatory, one image is for amd64 only (64bit
PCs) and one is for amd64 and i386 (older 32bit-only PCs, or if for some
reason you must install 32bit OS on 64bit hardware).
It might be a good idea to stop building the multiarch image in 2020.
Most users should install amd64 anyway and those that *really* need i386
are likely able to find the correct image anyway.
You are right. In a distribution targeting multi-architectures, I'm sorry that I neglected the special case of the x86/x64 history that makes them such a commonly-needed joint target (as opposed to other architectures). I read carelessly; it's in the first line of each page, under "What in this directory?".
It's no excuse, but page titles (if there must be different pages) could help, as well as a more regular directory tree:
Why is one page under "cdimage.debian.org/images/.."
and the other under "cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/.."
If there is demand for combined x86/x64, then that's not a complication. If I have 'fresh-eyes' thoughts about this, they are probably best explored with the Debian CD team, not here. My objective is making distribution as painless as possible; I'm sure they have the same objective, and have given the matter more thought.
Thanks for your clarity, as well as your excellent FAQ page.