ftp/network install very confusing.
Here's a user report. Please take it in the spirit of which it is offered:
appreciation for your efforts, and some advice on what I found lacking.
I'm a debian newbie, but not a linux newbie. In general I'm not a newbie
with about twenty years of experience with unix, linux and pcs. I've
installed Red Hat half a dozen times now. (And don't get me started on how
many times I have to (re)insall NT!) I would like to move to debian
because I am apt, or hope to be soon.
Okay so I'm ignorant, but I'm not stupid. Given reasonable instructions, I
can usually figure things out for myself. Now I gather that you would
prefer I install debian from the network and not by first downloading iso
cd images, and I want to honor that request, but cannot. To help me
install from the net, you've provided the debian boot-floppy system. Well
I got to tell you folks, you've tried hard, but you've certainly not made
it easy to figure out how to do that. I'm reading through a 90 page
installation manual now. The three page quick orientation guide is
In contrast in the background I have very easily located the iso images
from kernel.org and am now downloading them.
My suggestion (and I know you have limited resources) is to set a newbie
such as myself down in front of a pc and tell them to install debian from
ftp and watch what they do.
Best of luck, and thanks for all your efforts.
Jerry Asher firstname.lastname@example.org
1678 Shattuck Avenue Suite 161 Tel: (510) 549-2980
Berkeley, CA 94709 Fax: (877) 311-8688