mixing media, was talking debian install.

Glenn glennervin at cableone.net
Sun Apr 8 21:08:33 EDT 2012

One idea I have, is to download supergrub, which is a bootloader, and it 
will see the installation media on the USB drive, and allow you to boot over 
to that.
SuperGrub can be installed both on a floppy disk or a CD-ROM.
GRUB stands for grand unified bootloader.  Debian and Ubuntu Debian use it 
by default when you install a dual-boot system.
It always boots first and allows you to pick operating systems, in which it 
will see the install CD as a system to boot to.
If you search for supergrub, you will find it.
I don't have a link right now.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Lewellen" <klewellen at shellworld.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2012 6:29 PM
Subject: mixing media, was talking debian install.

greetings all,
An unusual question indeed.
My friend gave me the bet of DVD images of Debian, but I did not realize
I might have a different issue.
While both of the possible computers I might use for this have usb ports,
and I have an external usb DVD drive, I cannot actually boot from usb at
I can boot from the cd drive certainly which is motivating my question.
Is it possible to boot an install in one media, cd, then finish
installation using another, say DVD?
There is no issue with the machines seeing the drive, or I feel there will
be none.
But I must boot from something else if this is going to work.
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