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Re: Draft Installation Chapter

Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org> writes:

> At 04:07 PM 4/21/00, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> >"Ross Boylan" <rboylan@mindspring.com> writes:
> > > <chapt id="install-methods">Methods for Installing Debian
> > >   <p>
> > > You can install Debian from a variety of sources, both local (CD, hard
> > > disk, floppies) and remote (ftp, NFS, ppp, the web).

> >I don't know if it's appropriate to say PPP because you can't install
> >base that way.

> What would be best would be an example of a network, not file-system, 
> module which could be used to install base, but which is not loaded unless 
> you load it.  I know PPP doesn't qualify, and I think IP is already 
> there.  NFS is borderline between network and file system.  So I'm  open to 
> suggestions.

Any modules in the 'net' section.  For instance, for my idepci flavor
kernel I'm using now, the 3c509 module.

> The other thing is that, from the users point of view, much of the 
> installation happens after the base system is installed--namely the 
> selection, installation, and configuration of packages.  And PPP is 
> relevant there.


> A minor point, but CD's seems a more conventional usage to me.  Apostrophes 
> have uses beyond the possessive.  Harbrace College Handbook, 10th edition, 
> pp. 145-146 (Use the apostrophe and s to form certain plurals) indicates 
> either CD or CD's is appropriate.  If one used periods, only C.D.'s would do.

Actually, well, it's best for consistency.  I think we say 'CD-ROM' in
most places.  I don't know how I pluralized it.

> >Are you working out of CVS?  Are you doing commits?  Are you expecting
> >us to commit it?

> I'm using anonymous CVS and expecting others to commit.  I am
> reluctant to commit myself, since I'm not sure if what I'm saying is
> right.  Also, I don't have the necessary authorization.

I can give out authorization, but it's also perfectly fine for you to
submit diffs to the email list and I or someone else will commit them.

> I anticipate most of the changes will be in chapter 5 (Installation 
> Methods) with a few changes to 4 and 6.

Ok -- I'm going thru right now and fixing all file names.

Any help would be good.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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