My Slackware installation disk would boot to a shell login for root. It created a ram drive and I could mount hard drive(s) USB, etc. The Debian installation disk boots to SETUP and I don't see a way to get to a command shell.
I've looked all over for just a boot DVD for Debian, but am having no luck. I've seen e.g. debian-live-7.4-i386-standard.iso but it has all kinds of odd directories like tools, pool, install, etc., not /usr, /root, /home ... normal Linux directories. So, I think that is not what I'm looking for.
Any ideas? I just wanna boot from DVD to a command prompt!