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Re: redesigning the debian installer

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 11:05:17PM +0200, Massimo Dal Zotto wrote:

> > > But if you want for example to install many similar machine from a cdrom
> > > how can you specify which machine (hostname, ip, etc.) you are installing
> > > without any prompting?
> > 
> > DHCP
> This works if you have a network and a DHCP server. What if you have
> only the cdrom? Home users usually don't have a server machine.
> DHCP is ok but we must support all possibilities.

I guess a 'config floppy' could also be used.

I can't imagine anyone doing a mass install this way though; the cost
per installation would be too high compared to setting up DHCP and
FTP/NFS servers if you're going to do multiple cloned installations.

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