2.1.4 install disks seem to work for me on i386
I thought I would mention that I just installed slink over a cable modem
connection using only the files in the 2.1.4 disks-i386 directory, and it
worked great. One of the most painless Debian installations I've ever done
-- I guess we're making good progress.
A couple of minor problems I noticed. Probably you're aware of these
anyway, but I'll mention them while I'm here.
- cfdisk refused to run because the partition table on this (I think brand
new) drive was garbled. I ran normal fdisk (which you cleverly
included on the rootdisk -- thanks!) and deleted all four random
primary partitions, then went back to cfdisk and it was fine.
- I didn't choose the "make debian bootable directly from hard disk"
option. It didn't run lilo, which is what I wanted, but it didn't
even make /etc/lilo.conf, which was kind of surprising when I went
to install it later.
- I chose "Standard Workstation" for my package preselections, and it
wanted to install tetex and ALL THREE versions of emacs. I think
many people don't use latex anymore, but could we at least choose
only one emacs as the default?
Seems to indicate that xemacs20 is the most popular, with emacs20
fairly close behind and emacs19 seriously losing.
- It didn't install XF86Setup, xterm, or twm by default.
- The setup program asking if I "run my own DNS server" told
/etc/resolv.conf to use 127.0.0.1, but it didn't install named right
away (of course). I had to fix /etc/resolv.conf to use an external
nameserver so apt could find http.us.debian.org to install the BIND
As I said, all minor problems. It's nice to know that even as Debian seems
to become more and more unwieldy, the quality control just gets better.