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Re: Installation instructions.

On Thu 03 Dec 2020 at 08:22:52 -0800, peter@easthope.ca wrote:

> From: David <bouncingcats@gmail.com>
> 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.
> https://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/problems-with-boot-from-iso-on-hard-disk-t2683.html
> 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.
>  http://easthope.ca/BootFromISOinHD.jpg
> 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!


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