Re: win32 http server
This is the case I was thinkinbg of. This is especially true if
installing another arch. Installing the my alpha and sparc (neither
had as cdrom) would have been much easier if I had a win http server. As
it was I could use nfs, but not everyone will be able to.
A new user without another unix box around who wants to install debian on
a machine without a cdrom drive could really use this.
On 3 Feb 2000, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> writes:
> > Andrew D Lenharth <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > We should supply a win32 http serverfor use with installation. Ideally,
> > > we need one that will run under a user account on NT (no administator
> > > access required), and requires little or no set up.
> > Um, why would we want to do that?
> The one reason that occurs to me immediately is so that a Debian
> machine can be conveniently installed from a Windows machine
> across a network, which could for instance be useful if the
> Debian box lacked a CD-ROM drive.
> "Whoever you are -- SGI, SCO, HP, or even Microsoft -- most of the
> smart people on the planet work somewhere else."
> --Eric S. Raymond
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