Web lists-archives.com

Re: Is it possible to install Debian in such a case.

On Fri 10 May 2019 at 13:44:03 (+0200), tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 06:31:22AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> [...]
> > That's one of a number of possible guesses of OP's intent.
> Yep :-)
> > I've asked questions others have thought vague though I thought were
> > quite explicit. People read through lenses of their personal
> > experience and assumptions.
> >
> > >>    A. machine's hard-drive.
> > >>    B. a second USB drive. [be careful to place grub on correct drive]
> > 
> > That was cautionary, primarily to future newbies who might need an
> > explicit statement of what is obvious to the experienced.
> Yes. I understood it as "the OP wants to understand the boot (and the
> corresponding installation) process".

What worries me about this thread is that the OP (who doesn't seem to
know how the various parts of the d-i are meant to work together) has
just last week posted a recipe claiming to install Debian using only
vmlinuz and initrd¹, and a method of copying a Windows installation
.iso image to a USB stick involving "rm"ing something, though never
specifying exactly what is removed. I also have no idea what
"destroy kvm prepend nothing happens" means².