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Offline jls

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Offline Jason W

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Re: iso: kernel & initrd names differ then the ones on the site
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 01:41:23 PM »
We can't have dashes in the names on the ISO.  I like the dashes in the names in general, though I do like consistency as well.  What does everyone think?  Rename all to, say, dCorewheezy.gz and vmlinuzwheezy, or leave as it?

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Re: iso: kernel & initrd names differ then the ones on the site
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 04:59:06 AM »
hi friends,

i prefer the current situation.
i use multifiunctional scripts and configurations,
so f.e. i use a very extensive syslinux.cfg and most entries differ just with tiny details.
it's much easier to copy entries, if there are only needed differences...

thank you for your help.

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Re: iso: kernel & initrd names differ then the ones on the site
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 04:26:43 PM »
I prefer the dash in the names for readability -- which is not that great of an issue, to be sure. However, the CD-installation exists in parallel to other installation methods; as long as there is no installer from CD to hard-disk the names will not appear because there is no reason to manually manipulate the boot-loader. Furthermore the '.iso'⁻file is IMHO not of that great importance compared to the flexibility a USB-installation provides (-> cf. separate thread).

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Re: iso: kernel & initrd names differ then the ones on the site
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 06:35:56 PM »
ISO does make it easy to use with Virtualbox, which is a very popular way to run Linux nowadays, especially for newer users.

Of course, us more seasoned folks normally run off hard drive or usb.

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Re: iso: kernel & initrd names differ then the ones on the site
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 04:05:14 AM »
You are right; I did not have that use-case on my radar. Nevertheless, one would still use it like a regular life session from CD and not normally change the boot loader AFAIK. So the naming might well be treated separately from the main release.

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