Re: Laptop Install?
yes on a CD is ovbiuosly more space.
However, ghe root-iamge that gets loaded first is essentially the same.
Yes, you can edit the syslinux.cfg (however this is called isolinux in
testing/unstable installs), but doing so it kindof tricky.
You have to at least have rsync instlled and mkisofs.
In general debian should support pcmcia-stuff out-of-the-box. At elast
that is my experience installing debian on laptops now for at least 6-7
On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, John Heim wrote:
> I just want to know if I'm on the right track here. I'm trying to install
> debian on my laptop. I made some boot floppies but there doesn't seem to be
> any way to get them to recognize my pcmcia network card. Or is there?
> So assuming there isn't, I'm guessng I have to install from a CD. I don't
> have a CD burner yet although I ordered one last Friday. Should arrive
> today or tomorrow. So I haven't tried to install from a CD yet. But I'm
> guessing the CD image would include pcmcia support because they have more
> room on a CD than a diskette. Is that right?
> And then I would have to enter a boot parameter like
> "console=ttyS0,115200n8" to get a serial console because I'm not going to
> be able to edit the syslinux.cfg on the CD. Right?
> Finally, I have an Oralux CD that I can boot from. I've heard rumors that
> you can install debian via an Oralux CD but I can't find and docs on that.
> Can that be done?
> John G. Heim
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