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Re: Installation instructions.

On Sun, 6 Dec 2020 at 06:41, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri 04 Dec 2020 at 22:56:41 +1100, David wrote:

> > 2) And you probably need at least N=2 on an older machine.
> > If there is sufficient RAM, the installer offers to load itself
> > into RAM which frees up the partition where the iso is, so that it can
> > be overwritten by the new install. If the RAM is insufficient this is
> > not possible, so the partition where the iso is must be specified
> > "do not use" because it is mounted and in use by the installer, so
> > the new install must be done into another partition. I would
> > deal with this by converting our installer boot partition to a /boot
> > partition manually after the install is complete and rebooted
> > into the new partition.

> I have been using the hd-media installation method with preseeding
> at priority-high for many years and never encountered this. It turns
> out it was introduced as a consequence of #868900:

>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=868900

> The default for iso-scan/copy_iso_to_ram is false, which is why I
> never saw it. Thanks for drawing the option to our attention.

> Choosing "true" doesn't suit me because hd-media is then unmounted.
> All the files I use during an installation, including the critical
> preseed.cfg, then become unavailable.

Thanks again for sharing interesting info about different work

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