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Re: Where O where is my basedebs.tgz?

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 07:39:21PM -0500, Christian T. Steigies wrote:

> A user has a Mac with a 200MB harddisk. The disk has three partitions, 100MB
> for MacOS, 80MB for linux, 20MB for linux swap. And maybe 8MB of ram, so no,
> the swap partition can not be used for /var or added to / (this is not the
> typical m68k hardware, but there are also people who want to install linux
> on 4MB macs...)

i tend to think CD installation is the only possible option in these
circumstances, unfortunatly debootstrap copies files from the CD to
/var/cache instead of just using them directly.  (that could and
should be fixed).

> He downloads the macinstall.tar.gz (6MB) and basedebs.tar.gz (20MB) on his
> mac partition and then starts the installation. Up to the point where the
> first debs from basedebs.tgz (or from the network) are installed, 50MB on
> his linux partition are used, so he has 30MB free space left. basedebs are

what?  what is using 50MB?  the kernel? i don't think so.  the
basedebs.tgz is on the HFS partition not the ext2 partition (and its
never copied to the ext2 partition).  

Ethan Benson

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