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Bug#775826: marked as done (www.debian.org: [CD/faq] discourage use of unetbootin)

Your message dated Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:10:18 +0000
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and subject line Debian WWW CVS commit by holger-guest fixes #775826
has caused the Debian Bug report #775826,
regarding www.debian.org: [CD/faq] discourage use of unetbootin
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Package: www.debian.org
Severity: normal


In #775689 and #775814, there has been discussion about the need to clarify
for users that unetbootin is a poor choice of utility for copying an installer
image onto a USB stick.

In the CD/faq [1], "How do I write a CD image to a USB flash drive?" suggests
that the user could use win32diskimager if not yet running a suitable GNU/Linux
distribution. It would be good to add to that paragraph a note that unetbootin
is best avoided for this task. Something like:

  The unetbootin utility is not suited to this task.

would be sufficient.


[1] https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (550, 'testing-updates'), (550, 'testing'), (60, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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This bug was closed by holger-guest in the webwml CVS repository:


Note that it might take some time until www.debian.org has been updated.

CVSROOT:	/cvs/webwml
Module name:	webwml
Changes by:	holger-guest	15/02/19 09:10:17

Modified files:
	english/template/debian: cdimage.wml 

Log message:
	Apply design patch (id rename, image lists in <ul>

Modified files:
	english/CD/faq : index.wml 

Log message:
	Advise against the use of unetbootin for writing images to usb flash drives.
	Closes: #775826

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