Re: Wanna be a Debian user...
Your appoach is normal one to get from potato to woody. It does not
harm but I think it is pointless for this case.
What I am doing is avoid installing normal minimum potato itself. Only
base2_2.tgz is installed from potato. By mangling with
/etc/apt/sources.list during installation, dselect never fetches files
from potato but only from woody archive.
I did not try dist-upgrade from base2_2.tgz only installation. Even if
successful with this, one has to run dselect to get decent system going.
So you gain nothing but run extra commands.
PS: You are right on /etc/apt/sources.list
On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 05:30:36PM -0600, will trillich wrote:
> > > installation started and then driver disks? base disks? Can I not go
> > > directly to getting things off the network after booting in with the
> > > rescue and root disks?
> install potato/stable, then munge /etc/apt/sources changing
> "stable" to "woody" (or "testing") and then
> apt-get update
> apt-get upgrade
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 08:48:37PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > Install woody using potato boot disks
> > ide-pci kernel on ide boot disk enables pci network cards.
> > 1. Get 3 potato disk set of IDE boot/root(/driver) disks
> > 2. Boot with FD
> > 3. Fdisk/fsck/mount swap, root, tmp, var, home, usr (no 2.0 support)
> > 4. Install OS from network. No need for driver disk(s)
> > 5. Configure driver (No action option)
> > 6. Install base system from network (base2_2.tgz)
> > 7. Configure base system
> > 8. Install lilo to /target and keep current multiboot mbr
> > 9. Reboot system (Lazy not to create FD)
> > 10. MD5 yes, shadow yes, setup also user account
> > 11. Edit source by hand (setup 2 entries, change "stable" to "testing")
> /etc/apt/sources.list is what you mean, right?
> > 12. Install advanced (dselect)
> > 13. Select minimum set (exclude emacs, nvi, tex, telnet, talk(d),...)
> > 14. Include mc, vim, ... (for convienience)
> > 15. Install (download all...)
> > 16. All configuration questions = y (replace current)
> > 17. exim: select 2 for machine behind FW, 1 for internet machine. (XXX)
> > 18. Never erase downloaded file, end smoothly. Wow!
> > 19. Check by "Select" console-* and lilo are from potato. Heck, it works.
> > 20. I see complain about "DESTROY" method. Annoying but testing.
> > 21. Login to root, run dselect --expert, good
> > 22. Reboot. missing char-major-10-135 ? (rtc) but fine
> > 23. Compiled newer kernel or install standard kernel-image. No more rtc issue.
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