Re: why not anaconda installer
Kent West wrote:
anaconda as installer. It is very easy for installation !
The general answers given are:
Thank you for an excellent response.
I would like to augment this a bit more with what I had to go through in
order to install Debian on my 3 machines.
First: I used the USB Mass Storage device option for the installation
simply because it just sounded way too cool.
Second: 2 of my machines are not intended for X windows and really will
need all their horsepower to do what they are intended for (database,
mail, web). The installation of X windows would have been difficult and
would have taken up too much of what little room I have.
Third: I was forced to hit "Enter" a total of 4 times on each machine
for each installation. I've never had an installation run that fast or
simple with anything else - ever.
I want to commend the Sarge Installer volunteers for their excellent
work and truely impressive results. It must be hard having all these
people thinking only of x86 architecture requirements and a workstation
But don't give up -- This is really a fine piece of work and very true
to the philosophy of Debian.
For those who can't manage to live without a full-up gui installation,
even though you might have to only do it once, I suggest you install
KNOPPIX and then edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file accordingly. In
about 15 minutes you'll have a Debian boxen.