Newbie rudely asks for directional pointers
I am a Debian newbie, with a moderate knowledge of Unix and a long history
of Mainframe system programming (I go back to when source was available for
MVS!). I just got an old CD-less laptop loaded up with the basic Debian. Can
anyone give me some profitable pointers for determining what packages I need
to install under dselect? I think I should put in the admin and shell and vi
and development stuff first, but am unsure what the best way to proceed is.
I also had a major problem getting the Debian linux installed via the
floppy. I was told that this was due to an inverted DCL in the floppy drive,
which required a different boot parameter. This took care of the problem,
but I am wondering if I will continue to have this problem with each package
I attempt to install. The reason why I wonder this, is that I don't seem to
be able to mount /dev/fd0 to /floppy. Is there anyone else who had this
inverted DCL problem out there?
Thanks in advance,
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