Re: Installation instructions.
On Thu 03 Dec 2020 at 08:22:52 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> From: David <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2020 09:27:45 +1100
> > Per the "paragraph 3" I mentioned previously and quoted at the top
> > of this message, the required vmlinuz and initrd.gz for (current, stable, i386)
> > can be downloaded from:
> > http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/
> OK, got them.
> > These are different to the ones inside the iso ...
> Thanks. My assumption of no difference was/is lethal. Any chance of
> mentioning the distinction in the instructions?
Users make all sorts of assumptions. Do they all require catering for?
But you can try a wishlist bug against the Installation Guide.
> (For interest.
> An .iso image could be booted from a HDD by 2010 at least.
> In that method, the vmlinuz and initrd.gz inside the .iso were used.
A red herring in the context of your initial inquiry. Nothing to do with
Debian. And its from 2010!
> Kernel parameters "from", "fromhd" and "fromiso" existed back then.
> Examples are in AntiX pages including that cited above. The from
> parameters are no longer listed.
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4.14/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.html )
Another red herring.
> > ... no need to use gparted beforehand although that could work ...
> I understand but find gparted easier to use.
> > That should work, let us know if it doesn't.
> David, the current procedure is simple enough. Have you or anyone you
> trust run the procedure with the specific three (iso, vmlinuz,
> initrd.gz) files you cited?
I trust me!