On 12/07/2016 04:14 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 03:54:25PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> Do you burn them to actual physical spinning optical media?
> Nowadays, I usually put them on USB-sticks or SDCards. However I
> also have to admit having resorted to using optical media on very
> rare exceptional conditions.
Oh, good -- we're not talking about dropping the USB stick case (I
don't think we test SD cards at all)
In most cases, I am using these SD cards
with one of these "USB
stick-like" adapters. So far, I've never had any boot/install related
problems with these. Probably, the BIOS/UEFI sees them as USB sticks?
— basically the question is how
much time we should spend testing (and blocking!) on that rare
To me, these rare exceptional conditions come from 2 categories:
- No spare USB stick at hand (e.g when travelling)
- No USB or USB-boot available
 One of my machines (A very old one) doesn't support booting from
USB. The only physical installation media available on this one is CDROMs.