Bug#837073: installation-guide: '4.3 Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting' seems self contradictory

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Bug#837073: installation-guide: '4.3 Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting' seems self contradictory

Michael Gentry
Source: installation-guide
Severity: normal

Hello,

The first sentence of the installation guide's section on USB stick
creation [1] is "To prepare the USB stick, you will need a system
where GNU/Linux is already running and where USB is supported."

I'm not sure exactly what this is trying to say, but I think it needs
rephrasing - it seems wrong on the face of it, and contradicts the
advice below to use win32diskimager on other platforms.

[1] https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch04s03.html.en


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.5
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10.18 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: unable to detect
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Bug#837073: installation-guide: '4.3 Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting' seems self contradictory

Holger Wansing-4
Control: tags -1 + pending


Michael Gentry <[hidden email]> wrote:
> The first sentence of the installation guide's section on USB stick
> creation [1] is "To prepare the USB stick, you will need a system
> where GNU/Linux is already running and where USB is supported."
>
> I'm not sure exactly what this is trying to say, but I think it needs
> rephrasing - it seems wrong on the face of it, and contradicts the
> advice below to use win32diskimager on other platforms.

I have rephrased that sentence accordingly, and committed to git.


Tagging this bug as pending

Holger


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