Re: old never used memorex cd media
- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 20:55:52 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: old never used memorex cd media
On Tue 02 Apr 2019 at 14:08:15 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
Greetings, old man.
> I have a spindle of memorex cd-r's, and I've now downloaded and burnt 4
> copy's of the buster netinstall image to a series of them.
99% of users write netinstall images to a a USB stick. They know
the technology is reliable and provides a bootable image. The other
1% takes a different path which, very often, involves other people
in some work - like posting to -user.
> But I can't get any of them to boot.
> Does old, these are at least 5 years old, cd'r media go bad?
> However the sha256sum's of both the file and the just burnt /dev/sr0
> match. This is the 5th burn attempted.
> 4 hours later, it actually booted, so something that looks a teeny bit
> like stretch is now installed on a different drive. Hard to tell with
> gnome for a desktop, and the Konsole available there has been severely
> emasculated of anything that looks like session tabs. I have at least 15
> tabs on 4 of my 10 workspaces here on wheezy, So as yet, I feel like I'm
> on windows-3.0.
A fraction of the 1% inevitably has something disparaging to say to
try to take the edge off their initial out-moded choice of boot medium.
> Config roadblocks are, switching to tde for a desktop, can't find the
> tools to do that, and getting my email corpus copied across so I have
> continuity there. The rest I can probably muddle thru or ask more
> detailed questions. And eventually you can quit hassling me to
> update. :)
Update? You are moving on to buster? Or is that a step too far?