Re: Draft Installation Chapter
Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org> writes:
> At 04:07 PM 4/21/00, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> >"Ross Boylan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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/>