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Re: Installation of woody with floppy disk images - where can I find the base dep packages?

Harald Simon <harald.simon@luebeck.netsurf.de> writes:

> I have uploaded all floppy images and milo from
> "http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/disks-alpha/3.0.17-2001-11-20/images-1.44/";,
> and run the installation. All is running well until now:. The
> installation program forces me to "install the base system". If I
> chooce the menu item, than the programm ask for the installation
> medium. Now I choose fd0. The installation program asks for the base
> dep package. But, where can I find it?

I'm not sure it would work at all with floppies, nobody bothered
trying, since you'd need around 20 floppies. Can't you install over
the network? If not, if you have any Debian system already, you can
create the base tarball yourself; to save bandwidth, we don't provide
one yet. You need to install debootstrap and do something like:

debootstrap --arch alpha --download-only woody /tmp/basedebs http://http.de.debian.org
cd /tmp/basedebs && tar -zcf ../basedebs.tgz .

You could then put that file on the Alpha's hard disk, or split it
onto floppies and reassemble manually from a shell (using the
installation method from floppies will not work with just splitting,
since it expects the splitted floppies in a special format).

If you don't have a Debian box, I could create the tarball for you and
put it somewhere.


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