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Re: old never used memorex cd media




On Tuesday 02 April 2019 15:55:52 Brian wrote:

> 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.

Old asus mobo, m2n-sli-deluxe, has no biit from usb in the bios. :(
 
> > 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.
>
> [snip]
>
> > 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?

Until Buster is official, thats a step too far. This is my main house 
box.

Thanks.


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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