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Re: Essential bloat

David Benson <daveb@idealab.com> writes:

> Yes, an option to "download the base via ftp" would be very
> nice as well.
> If there are no other computers nearby, I am usually forced to first
> boot with LOAF (or some other single-floppy linux, I haven't
> explored this much), partition, configure modules/network there, ftp
> base2_1.tgz).  Then the normal debian install.  Not very convenient:
> is this the best way?  Would ftp fit on the boot floppies?  Then I
> could just do it from the shell.

You can export the base tgz via NFS, mount it manually and then
install from mounted.

I think "download the base via ftp" is also on the todo list for the
boot floppy and being worked on.


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