Re: PPPoE and Boot Floppies
On Tuesday 03 July 2001 19:41, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Regarding this whole PPPoE thing, can someone summarize to me or to
> the todo file our approach, insofar as any changes dbootstrap/b-f
> would have to make?
Well, in potato, because there is a base-root system installed already, I can
just change to a different console and mount a partition (say, macos) and
dpkg -i pppoe.deb. With woody, I can't do that, because there is no base-root
system. So, maybe there's another way?: about the $required list and the
$base list...what about a $other list: one that you can choose to have, well,
other stuff installed from a local partition, before it goes out and gets
stuff. (Is that the discussion of the null:// thing I was seeing earlier? )
The $other would consist of packages I choose on the local partition. I just
don't know if this makes sense because I don't exactly know what's already
installed, right before the "get it from the network" message.
BTW, is there any other documentation besides the source about how the woody
install works, and what's installed first, second, and so on? I'm
undereducated about this whole thing, and I haven't really found anything
that helps. Perhaps if I understand this well enough I'll write some docs?