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Re: Explicit mention of normal CD for netinst images

Hi there!

On Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:00:24 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Ma, 20 sep 11, 19:39:12, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>>  - The _hd-media_ image, which seems to be a variant of the netboot
>>    image that uses the media it is on instead of a Debian mirror to
>>    grab basic components (usually one would put this on a USB stick
>>    along with a businesscard or netinst image containing the packages
>>    it wants).  I guess this might be useful if someone wants to put
>>    multiple d-i images on a single thumb drive (I haven't tried it),
>>    but generally it doesn't sound very useful.
> My guess is these have been obsoleted by the iso-hybrid images.

No, simply because the iso-hybrid image use the *whole* USB stick which
ends up being read-only, while with the hd-media images your USB stick
must have a CD/DVD image on it, mostly the netinst or business ones, but
you can also put a DVD one if you manually prepare the USB stick.
Everything is explained in the Installation Guide, "§ 4.3. Preparing
Files for USB Memory Stick Booting":


BTW, as already said, these questions are for the debian-boot@ people...

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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