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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
years now.

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
 > University of Wisconsin - Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
 > 1210 West Dayton St, #4297, Phone: 2-9887
 > To boldly code what no one has coded before.

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