Re: What about a Debian Instalation Quick Guide
On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 05:27:00PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 10:13:55PM -0600, Adam DiCarlo wrote:
> > I agree that the quick install manual should be an early chapter in
> > the full install manual. That seems more maintainable to me, and just
> > as good for users. Kinda like a "quick start" chapter. YOu could
> > have links into sections for the full story...
> That seems like a good idea ...
If it is X86 system, I think assuming following standard hardware
configuration may help stream line the situation for quick install.
/dev/hda = ide HDD
/dev/hda1 other OS (Win Me/98/95, DOS, ...)
/dev/hda2 unused or scrapable partition
/dev/hdc = IDE cd-r/w
NIC = single PCI based one (Pick Tulip as example) in LAN
IP through DHCP
/dev/hda = MBR (Debian) (For NT case, leave as is and create Boot
image for the NT boot loader which will be saved in NT partition. This
is not in short version)
/dev/hda2 = lilo installed (or GRUB)
/dev/hda3 = extended
/dev/hda5 = swap
/dev/hda6 = /usr
/dev/hda7 = /home
All deviation cases can be marked out for short version.
I think mentioning FB console on/off is good.
Also point out NT/XT dual-boot, tftp-boot, PCMCIA, SCSI-RAID, ... things
are described in full documentation.
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