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Re: debian-9.5.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso missing files for install without mirror




On Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 07:04:00PM -0700, David Christensen wrote:
On 11/3/18 1:41 PM, Michael Stone wrote:
On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 08:01:59PM -0700, David Christensen wrote:
My intent was to install just what was on the CD onto a machine in my LAN.  I was unaware that d-i connected to the Internet when I told it not to use a mirror.  As security.debian.org is not a mirror in the usual sense, perhaps this kinda sorta makes sense to the Debian developers.  For me, it violates KISS and the Principle of Least Surprise.  I think the d-i needs to be more clear about if/ when it intends to connect to the Internet, and obtain explicit user approval.

Did you run an expert install? I believe that's one of the questions.


On 11/1/18 10:40 PM, David Christensen wrote:
       Debian GNU/Linux installer boot menu
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Well, if you want non-standard options, use an expert install. People complained that the debian installer asks too many questions, so the standard install reduced the number of options. Then everyone wants their particular option back.