Re: Help with install: Woody
On Tuesday 25 September 2001 08:56 pm, dman wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 03:09:20PM -0700, Lars Jensen wrote:
> | How do I install woody over a ppp connection?
> | Here's what I've done so far:
> | First I downloaded the images and created the three installation
> | floppies,
> | rescue.bin, root.bin, drivers.bin.
> | The installation goes fine until the installer asks where to find the
> | base system. I'm not sure what to do at this point? I have looked around
> | on the debian ftp site, and I don't see any base.tgz or anything like
> | that. Which files are the installer looking for? Where do I find them?
> base2_2.tgz. It's not a small file so floppies aren't a good choice
> of transport medium. Also, to get ppp to work you need chat and pppd
> (and maybe other stuff they depend on) so you kinda need that base
> system first. Can you get ethernet on that machine? Can you burn a
> CD? Can you temporarily move the hd to a different machine with a
> better connection (ie ethernet)?
Yeah, PPP install is pretty painful. I've also noticed that there is no
/dev/modem link in the base potato during install, so pon always failed for
me until I modified /etc/ppp/peers/* properly... I guess I'm about the only
one who ever used ppp install. :)