Re: new debian user questions
On Sun, Oct 19, 1997 at 10:04:32AM -0700, George Bonser wrote:
> On 19-Oct-97 Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> >> Now for the tough part. :-)
> >> I want to be able to use some of the things I've grown used to with
> >> Caldera. In particular, LISA (Linux Installation and System Adminstration)
> >> is a life-saver. It allows me to easily change hardware and network
> >> settings. I'm not unix savvy enough at this point to know where to do this
> >> without LISA. (I'm also lazy and like being able to do everything from one
> >> utility.)
> >Mmmh. I never heard of anyone on this list wanting to use LISA. I can
> >imagine that it is impossible, because of different conf-file location etc.
> Y'know, LISA is very similar to the menus that the Debian install disks use. If
> we could install those menus onto the system and add a couple of items (add new
> user, etc) it might make a decent replacement.
> It might be like running "setup" on a slackware box. Those install bootup
> menus sure make it easy to modify a system. I wish I could run them without
> having to boot from floppy.
There was an effort to outline a configuration (administration) tool on
debian-admintool, but the discussion was very hot and then cooled down to
However, the goal was much higher than expanding the install menu.
"Rhubarb is no Egyptian god."
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