Is it possible to boot an install CD to RAM?
I want to boot the CD and eject it before I proceed with the setup.
And when not, where do the changes have to be made, to get a "toram" boot option?
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It seems impossible to copy base packages from boot media to RAM to build an alternative APT repository for installation with current Debian Installer.
But you might be able to eject the media after boot and continue installation using "netboot" image which would download everything from the internet, not out of boot media. You can remove it permanently once the netboot installer gets started. You will be requested to configure networking at the very early step of the whole installation process.
You can find netboot ISO as
mini.iso in the folder like http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/ of the offcial repository.
It's quite small in size compared to other installer images like "netinst".